TV Club: Pitch mixes the personal and the professional

At this point, Pitch is as much about how hard it is being a professional baseball player as it is about how great it is. All three of its star athletes face questions about the wreck baseball can make of their personal lives. For Mike, it’s realizing his body is failing. For Blip, it’s recognizing his own failures as a father and husband. And for Ginny, this early in her career, it’s about how much she gave up along the way to get there, sacrificing a normal adolescence and her relationship with her mother.

That twist with her mother is so extreme, it’s almost too much. But Ginny’s eventual decision to move past it suggests a huge step for her. On some level, she’s acknowledging that her father was flawed, which we already know to be the case, but which the pilot suggested she …

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