Tag Archives: Pitch Reviews

PITCH Review: “Don’t Say It”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – “Don’t Say It” was a decent attempt to make the sports part of this sports show relevant again but it didn’t entirely succeed.

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PITCH Review: “Scratched”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Pitch rectifies a few of its earlier melodramatic mistakes with “Scratch,” but still fails to live up to its feminist potential. Dealing with trade clauses, romantic possibilities, and miscommunication, the episode recaptures a sliver of its original “uplifting sports story” style.

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PITCH Review: “Unstoppable Forces & Immovable Objects”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Pitch makes as much melodrama as possible in “Unstoppable Forces & Immovable Objects,” with sketchy relatives asking for money, pressuring people towards trades, and leanings towards a romance that does not need to be there.

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PITCH Review: “San Francisco”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Pitch drops the ball on telling its first feminist story in weeks, but resolves the minimal conflict without controversy. In other news: baseball players get old and petty about the youngsters coming up behind them to replace them.

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PITCH Review: “Wear It”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Pitch gets psychological this week in “Wear It” when Ginny folds under the pressure of living up to her public persona. Juxtaposing a public party with a night on the town with normal girls, this episode is a step in the right direction for the series.

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PITCH Review: “Alfonso Guzman-Chavez”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – Pitch uses the MLB trade deadline as an opportunity to give baseball players some human empathy and instead makes a big sloppy mess. Ginny comes away seeming spoiled and unsympathetic and the show in general mishandles its baseball details.

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PITCH Review: “The Break”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Pitch hits the baseball season’s halfway point and forces Ginny to prove she’s earned her spot on the All-Star team. Overall a bit disjointed, “The Break” feels more like filler than a triumph and provides little substance.

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PITCH Review: “The Interim”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – Tackling rape, gendered stereotypes, and objectification, “The Interim” weaves together the personal stories of multiple characters with accurate baseball culture and a realistic portrayal of the media circus that would surround Ginny.

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PITCH Review: “Pilot”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – Imagining the struggles of the first female pitcher in Major League Baseball, the “Pilot” episode of Pitch tackles sports, gender, and business with ease. This single episode has all the elements of a good sports story while promising a longer narrative to come.

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