TV Club: Pitch finally clears the fences

Pitch has, so far, showed an admirable interest in presenting a realistic look at what someone like Ginny Baker would face just for being who she is. But this was the first episode where the choices that she makes, every day, all the time, felt like a weight that a real person was carrying. It’s also the best episode of the show so far.

There’s a tipping point with most new shows where you decide, consciously or not, that a show is worth sticking with, and this should be that episode. It helps that the action is focused primarily on one overarching concept: Ginny succeeding in MLB isn’t just a matter of baseball skill—it’s a matter of acceptance. Until the other guys on the team and in the league make her one of their own, she’s always going to be an oddity. And Ginny …

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