The best thing about Pitch, the new Fox drama about a female pitcher, Ginny Baker, who makes it to the major leagues, is that it’s not just for baseball fans. Sure, it’s got plenty of on-the-field action — and the fact that it’s co-produced with Major League Baseball means it looks pretty amazing, too. But Pitch has a lot to offer viewers who don’t set their clocks by opening day: a father-daughter plotline, strife in the clubhouse, and of course, a woman fighting to be taken seriously in a game ruled by men.
With late September in Major League Baseball comes clinching season. We’ve already seen all six divisions clinched. With those clinchings (yes, we can use that as a word in sports even if it’s not technically a word) come over-the-top champagne-and-beer filled celebrations in the clubhouse.
he Major League Baseball draft was scheduled for June 2. Two days earlier, John Schuerholz, the Kansas City general manager, received a call from Woods. “Bo would like to visit Kansas City,” the agent said. “He’d like to see the players, see the stadium. But he doesn’t want to work out.”