Our postcard campaign for February starts on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. We are sending postcards to Dana Walden & Gary Newman at FOX Studios. Again, Dana and Gary will make the final decision as to whether Pitch gets renewed or not.
Dana Walden & Gary Newman
Fox Broadcasting Co.
10201 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Example Message: Please renew Pitch because representation matters. Ginny Baker is a great role model for not only girls and women but anyone who has ever had a dream. Etc.
Write whatever is in your heart, please just remember to be respectful and don’t make any demands.
We are also sending postcards to MLB commissioner, Rob Manfred. We want to thank him for his support of the show and ask him to keep backing the show for another season. Ask him to help ensure renewal. If you are a new fan of baseball because of the show tell him! He needs to know that. A source revealed that MLB is especially interested in new fans that are women and PoC. So if that’s you mention it!
Office of the Commissioner of Baseball
245 Park Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10167
Example Message: Mr. Manfred, before Pitch and Ginny Baker I never felt a connection to baseball. Since the show started I have been following MLB teams and scores. I even plan to attend some games this upcoming season. Thank you so much for supporting Pitch! Please continue to support Pitch the way you have!
Nike & Kohl’s: You can also send postcards to these sponsors thanking them for their support of the show and letting them know that you have taken notice of their brands because of the show. You can ask them to continue to support the show in the future.
Amy Melczer Montagne
One Bowerman Drive
Beaverton, OR 97005
Kohl’s Department Stores
N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Messages can be really short or as long as you like, it’s just important that the postcards have a personal touch!
If you need to purchase postcards for the campaign please do so HERE
Remember to select the POSTCARD option NOT GREETING CARD.
If you plan on printing your postcards at home follow THIS LINK to download the images
If printing at home, keep these guidelines in mind:
At least 3-½ inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick
No more than 4-¼ inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick
Finally, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fill out THIS FORM when you send postcards. If you send postcards all through February* we want to know. We want to keep data on how many postcards each organization received from us. It will be useful at the end of the campaign.
*We encourage everyone to KEEP sending postcards through April. February is the kickoff month of sending postcards and we want to do so with a BIG PUSH, but feel free to send some every month afterward.
If you haven’t pledged your baseballs yet for March please do so using this link. We aren’t quite halfway to our first goal of 500. (The ultimate goal is still 1,000 are we being too ambitious?) Please consider sending at the very least one baseball.
All pitches on deck. Remember, this doesn’t work if we don’t work.
At the TCA’s today, FOX again says talks about the future of The X-Files are “going on” and that those conversations are “complex.” FOX entertainment president David Madden says “we hope to be able to announce something shortly.” No word on what their definition of “shortly” is….
However FOX TV CEO Gary Newman was a little more subdued while talking with IndieWire, saying “My expectation is we will not have something next season” and that while there is “no negativity” scheduling is difficult and we may not see new episodes until Fall 2018 or Winter 2019. Read more of Newman’s comments here.
Newman’s words contrast a bit with what Madden said to Entertainment Weekly: “After Fox’s executive session, Madden told us he wanted to have an announcement ready for today’s event, but the deal-making wasn’t quite done.” Read more here.
Both Entertainment Weekly and IndieWire say that FOX is looking for more episodes than Season 10′s 6, but less than a traditional 22-episode season.
So whether it’s “shortly” or two years from now, the “when” on Season 11 continues to be that elusive truth that is out there.