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'Pitch' premiere recap: A decent first at-bat

'Pitch' premiere recap: A decent first at-bat

Legend has it that 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell would work himself into such knots that he would vomit before big games. Given Russell’s achievements, his pregame queasiness took on the air of intensity and not fear. There is a moment in Fox’s new sports drama "Pitch" that showcases a less informed view of pregame nerves. 

The show revolves around Ginny Baker (played by Kylie Bunbury), the first women to play in a Major League Baseball game, and there's a scene in which she is simply unnerved and overwhelmed by the task she is trying to complete. Though only for a moment, this portrayal of Baker as unaware of the mountain she's...

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