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Show "Pitch" about female Padres pitcher picked up by Fox network

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My Hollywood insider friend, let's call him Burbank, told me a few weeks ago that he the new show "Pitch" about a female Padres pitcher wasn't likely to be picked up by the network, which left me disappointed.

I don't see it making the air.  It's not a bad idea, but sports shows are a tough sell for networks

He's actually worked on a previous show with co-star of "Pitch" Mark-Paul Gosselaar  and said:

But MP is actually a pretty good ball player, so he's a good fit for that, I think.

Well he was wrong, big time.  Not about Mark-Paul being a good baseball player but about the show "Pitch" making it to air.  It was just picked up by the Fox network.  The star of "Pitch" Kylie Bunbury tweeted her joy.

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LOGLINE: The emotional story of young pitcher Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), a beautiful, tough and incredibly gifted athlete who instantly becomes the most famous person in the country when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres, making her the first woman to play Major League Baseball.

It's going to be emotional, that means get your tissues ready.  Elisabeth Shue isn't mentioned any longer in the cast.  I wonder if she's still connected with the project.  In any case I'm excited for it to show up on Hulu.