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Pitch gives everyone cabin fever during a rain delay

Ali Larter, Kylie Bunbury
Ali Larter, Kylie Bunbury / Ray Mickshaw, Fox

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • Oh no. They’re going for the Mike and Ginny romance. This is a wildly unnecessary turn of events. It turns the show into a love story, rather than a story about Ginny. They’ve also now given Mike three different love interests in the course of 8 episodes, which is getting ridiculous.
  • Does it also seem like this is becoming the Mike show? Mark-Paul Gosselaar is great, but he’s starting to seem more like the main character than she is.
  • While Oscar’s romance is set up to look like an affair, it’s so deeply out of character for him that I got suspicious. The conversation under the video cameras was when I figured out she’d be Al’s daughter. When did you catch it?
  • Of all the things that Oscar would stand up to Charlie on, it was surprising that it was ultimately the rain delay that did it.
  • Legitimately could not tell at first if Amelia or Will had sent the SOS text. It seemed possible that Amelia had done it to show Ginny what he was doing.
  • Amelia cannot catch a break on this show. She really puts herself out there for both Ginny and Mike, and neither of them remotely appreciate her. And now Will is going to do some dumb thing with Ginny’s money despite her best efforts.
  • “If you listen carefully, it’s the worst rendition of ‘Firework’ you’ve ever heard.”
  • As much as it’s helped the narrative that Pitch focuses on character more so than the details of baseball, it’s reaching the point where there are some awfully big gaps in Ginny’s baseball story. Has she been winning? Is she an average pitcher, or a good one? And if she’s been playing for three months, it’s awfully late in the season to make a wild card run. Where was the urgency before?
  • Missed opportunity to see how Ginny would interact with the WAGs. Sure, she’s friends with Evelyn, but what do the rest of those ladies think about a woman playing?