How are you guys? It’s been a while. I hope everyone had a blast during the holidays. The past few months have been hectic for me, that’s why I wasn’t able to make a top reads list for 2016. I was able to finish my reading challenge though. Yay!

I probably won’t be blogging today (or any other day) if it wasn’t for this show I just finished watching. It’s a 10-episode season from Fox entitled Pitch. I just saw a post from one of my favorite authors saying how she loved the show and I decided to check it out. I wasn’t expecting it to be a sports series but what’s even more surprising is how I got hooked despite not knowing anything about baseball.

The premise is about a young black woman who is about to be a starting pitcher for one of the major baseball league team– the San Diego Padres. It sure is an interesting tale of the pressures and challenges of being a woman in MBL. The good thing about Pitch is that it isn’t just about Ginny’s success, it also shows the stories of the people around her—her colleagues, her friends, her manager, etc.
After binge watching the series, I immediately went to Google to check out the characters in the show. I am mostly impressed by the actor who played Ginny Baker– Kylie Bunbury. I haven’t seen any of her earlier shows, but I truly admire her performance on this TV series. Her acting is so on point you that you can’t help but fall in love with her and her character. I watched some of Bunbury’s interview and she mentioned how hard she trained to learn how to pitch. What a dedicated young woman. Ali Larter’s performance in Pitch is also something to be commended. Overall, Pitch has an amazing cast.
The season ended in a cliffhanger, *spoiler alert* with Ginny clutching her pitching arm at the mound. The future doesn’t look too bright for Baker, just like what the future looks like for the show. I was disappointed that I am not hearing any noises about a second season. I couldn’t understand why the ratings are low. The show is unique, brilliant and captivating… I just don’t get it. Maybe the world isn’t ready for Ginny Baker and what she represents… yet? Idk, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a second season of Pitch.
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