Pitch: Thoughts From The Gallery

Nats Gallery Blog is adding a blog post series about Pitch--a new FOX drama about the first woman to play in the majors.
Nats Gallery Blog is adding a blog post series about Pitch–a new FOX drama about the first woman to play in the majors.

The George Washington University has a mandatory “University Writing” requirement for all undergraduates where students learn to refine their writing skills while exploring a topic of their interest. The University offered classes about Jackie Robinson, Asian American culture, video games and a whole lot more. 

I, desperately, did not want to take a class with required readings that along the likes of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. I, instead, enrolled in Dr. Caroline Smith’s Mad Men class. The assignments, readings and discussions were all based on the themes from Mad Men–the Emmy Award winning TV show on AMC.  The class was terrific and it made me a more active TV viewer. It also provided me with experience as a blogger. 

Fox premiered a new TV drama on September 22, 2016 called Pitch which follows the life of Ginny Baker–a fictional rookie pitcher who is navigating the pressure of pitching in the majors as the first woman player. 

The show caught my interest with its ads that played all summer long and I am excited to have something to write about after the Washington Nationals finish their long playoff run.

These posts will not summarize the shows. Instead, they will focus on one or two of the prevailing themes of the episodes which I will analyze from the perspective as a baseball fan (not an academic).

Enjoy the series and leave your comments at the end of each post!

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