Review: Baseball Life Advice by Stacey May Fowles

Once in a blue moon a rare book comes along that touches you so much you feel as if it may have been written just for you. That was the rare sensation of joy I got when reading Stacey May Fowles’ new essay collection Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game that Saved Me. The book bears…

Review: Pitch – “Wear It”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch. Pitch changed things up a bit this week, narrowing the focus on Ginny’s struggle with her sudden fame, rather than her interactions with the team. The flashback scenes as well were from the same week as the bulk of the episode. Ginny, it…

Interview: Emily Waldon – Prospect Evaluator

90 Feet From Home is a blog for everyone who loves baseball, but we want to make an extra effort to shine a spotlight on women working within the industry. This is the first of an ongoing series of interviews with the hard-working ladies who are so passionate about baseball they decided to make it…

Review: Pitch – “Beanball”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch.   Last week I asked “What was up with that final scene between Mike and Amelia?” and my question was answered in the opening frames of episode three as we pan over their discarded clothing and find the two enjoying a nice morning…

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…

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…