PSA: You should be watching Pitch
Seriously. This is a show about A WOMAN OF COLOR PITCHING IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. Like, you know how with all the election talk, women are saying how when they were little girls, they never thought they could be President because of representation? So I haven’t been identifying with that cause I never really thought about that as a kid (I didn’t want to be President, but I also just kinda figured I could if I wanted to). But you know what I sure as hell thought I could never do? Play baseball. I played tee ball and was the only girl on the team. Even now, when I’ve been following MLB for years, I just assumed that I would never see a woman play. Even now, little girls aren’t playing baseball (my husband coached the ONLY girl in his league this summer). They’re giving up, or else they’re switching to softball because the league tells them they can’t play. I’d still like to see a real, live woman play in the real, live major leagues, but this is a hell of a step as far as letting little girls out there see some representation. So please, give this show more ratings, it debuted to only 4 million viewers because it was competing with Thursday Night Football. I’m begging you, give Pitch a chance!