Review: Pitch – “The Interim”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch When we last saw Ginny Baker, she was coming off the high of her first win, only to have the clubhouse fall apart in fisticuffs (or, to use my most beloved baseball term–donnybrooks) over animosity about her presence. We also learned, in the shocking…

The Final Bow

Vin Scully could not have asked for a better game to end his Dodger Stadium career with. It was a hot, clear day in Los Angeles, the boys in blue were one win shy of clinching the NL West–either they had to beat the Rockies, or the Giants needed to lose to the Padres. The…

Review: Pitch – “Pilot”

The premise of Fox’s new fall drama Pitch is simple: what would happen if a woman became a major league pitcher? As excited as I was about the trailer and the concept, I had misgivings when I originally heard about the series. Would the writers play fast and loose with my beloved sport, bending logic to…

#WhatABaseballFanLooksLike

On the Gender Gap in Fandom Mary Weider is 104 years old. She was born in 1911, and came to America in 1926, the same year she went to her first Detroit Tigers game. For a bit of perspective, the team was founded in 1901, meaning it was still a relatively young franchise when Mary…

A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

On Fair Weather Fandom. Baseball will break your heart. Honestly, anything you love has the power to break your heart, but sports fans have learned a special kind of agony. We love teams that do not love us back. Players and organizations depend on fans for only one reason: money. Without fans, organizations can’t pay….