Pitch: Alfonzo Guzman-Chavez
October 28, 2016 4:51 AM - Season 1, Episode 5 - Subscribe

The Padres are on edge, as rumors of the team potentially trading Blip emerge. Meanwhile, Oscar tries to navigate working with the Padres' interim president; and Mike attempts to mend his relationship with Amelia.

AV Club discussion post - Pitch gets down to the wire and makes some big trades

*Flashback-reveal-of-the-week - the car crash which killed Ginny's father was caused by the drunk-driving father of Ginny's teammate bestie.
*Blip finds out about Mike/Amelia via the power of deduction, Eliot finds out from Amelia's nervous oversharing, and Ginny from Amelia's direct explanation.
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total)
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If the Millers were Jordan's ride to the game, shouldn't he have been in the wreck on the ride home? Making his father the cause of the crash seemed too contrived.

I don't know what to make of Ginny's reaction to Mike's phone call - I really liked her 'oh, ok, none of my business/TMI' reaction to Amelia, I don't want it to have been a front for some other emotion. No love triangle, please, please.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:46 AM on October 28, 2016

Still really loving this show.
posted by phunniemee at 5:21 PM on October 28, 2016

I didn't love this one. I felt like up until now they'd done a good job of balancing the realism for people who know baseball while also making it accessible to non-fans. The trade deadline stuff felt overdone. Fakey fake.

However! I totally love Mark-Paul Gosselaar in this role, and that dude from Entourage as the douchey new baseball operations guy was inspired casting. I was also relieved that Ginny didn't get away with trying to pull rank to keep her friend in town.
posted by something something at 3:59 PM on October 30, 2016

The white kid was walking home alone, sadly probably. But yeah, seemed pretty contrived.

As far as declining Mike's call, I'm going to say it was because Ginny was seeing him as a confidant and won't be able to do that if he's close with her agent. I'm also hoping for no love triangle.

Still wish there was a bit more baseball. Maybe I'm watching for the wrong reasons.
posted by ODiV at 8:57 AM on November 2, 2016

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