Last night I watched the series premiere of Pitch, a new show on Fox. Through it all I was at the edge of my seat for the highs and lows and I even teared up. Yes we are just hitting the fall season (or in Jamaica, September) but man did it go off with a bang. The series follows a young pitcher who just also happens to be the first female to make Major League Baseball. She is also African American/Black which brings along both a myriad of praises and issues. Wonderful that a woman made the majors but is she able to contend with the other male players? As a woman and representation of a minority race in her country she has both the honor and pressure of many on her shoulders. Then there's the big question of the world vs self, fame vs living your own life and so on. This series covers all of this in spades and that's just in the first episode. I'm definitely ready for episode two. The only question is: Are you ready to (watch) Pitch?
Rating: 5 Stars (and the solar system)
I also live tweeted with the event and below are a few of those tweets. The first one actually got over one hundred likes (now over two hundred) and retweets. And just yesterday there was a 'certain' someone trying to dismiss the power of fans on social media. LOL. Check yourself mister and get WOKE.
Amazing quick flashback. How can these flashbacks be more amazing than some of the present day scenes. #Pitch #PitchPlease— Sheena-kay Graham (@queendsheena) September 23, 2016
Black parents. Slapping kids to better standing since forever. #Pitch #PitchPlease pic.twitter.com/EbNgCjyg9h— Sheena-kay Graham (@queendsheena) September 23, 2016
Then there were the tweets from others being taken in by the show. Including Pitch's own twitter page.
Second time watching the first episode of @PitchonFox because it's THAT good. Yessss @hellotimjo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I'm already like... pic.twitter.com/Pu6pYg6aSF— Arden Cho (@arden_cho) September 23, 2016
The excitement of little Black girls in the stands excited to see Ginny makes my heart flip #Pitch #PitchPlease— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) September 23, 2016
So in conclusion I enjoyed watching, tweeting with and checking out other's tweets for this new series. I really hope you'll check it out and enjoy your weekend. And no, you don't need to be a baseball fan to enjoy this show. I know jack about the sport beyond television. God Bless