Warning: This post contains spoilers for season 1, episode 9 of “Pitch” and all episodes prior.
Do you ever wonder what it’s like for a player when he’s about to be traded? What he goes through, and what his teammates go through? Well, this show is a work of fiction, but it tries to show the viewer exactly what a franchise player might go through in the 24 hours before he could be traded.
OFF THE FIELD
“Pitch” seems to be focusing itself a bit, because there were no flashbacks in this week’s episode, and just one scene that has anything to do with on-field baseball. (I’ll buck the trend and include that scene in this section, since it’s relevant.) It’s all about Mike and his possible trade to the Chicago Cubs. No one seems particularly happy about it. Not Mike, who is extremely conflicted, not his teammates, who feel abandoned, not the fans, who also feel abandoned and angry, and not Oscar the GM, who is reluctant to let him go even though Mike says that’s what he wants.
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