A television series about the first female player in Major League Baseball?
Of course it premieres in 2016, the first year we have a credible chance of electing a female president. No coincidence there.
But when I watched the pilot episode on demand, I was pleasantly surprised.
First of all, the show is filled with supporting actors that I love seeing on TV. Bob Balaban (Best in Show). Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years). Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by The Bell…okay, Franklin & Bash). Mark Consuelos (Kelly Ripa’s husband).
And the star of Pitch, Kylie Bunbury, is up for the task. I like her. And I’m intrigued by her character’s story (and the pilot episode’s big twist).
I do worry, though, that the pilot was a bit too complete — how many stories are left to tell? I guess we’ll see if we stick around — wait for the baseball metaphor — for extra innings.
Had to do it.
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I met another celeb in the neighborhood yesterday. Or I should say, Rory did.
I wasn’t the one getting a belly rub in the middle of the afternoon.
Bob Balaban was getting food for his daughter’s dachshund Elliot when Rory and I chanced to meet him at the pet store. As always, Rory’s color and indeterminate breeding prompted questions and, before I knew it, Bob and Rory were sitting on the floor together.
I meet the nicest folks when I hang out with my boy.
With his travel schedule, Bob said having a dog isn’t an option.
Well, Bob, consider yourself Rory Dog’s official uncle. It’s just a small way of saying ‘thank you’ for being so nice.
(And for Best in Show, Gosford Park, Friends, and Waiting for Guffmann, to name a few.)
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