Ginny Shouldn't Quit Baseball On 'Pitch,' Because Her Quarterlife Crisis Shall Pass
On Fox's Pitch, Ginny Baker is a strong and pioneering young woman who has worked hard and weathered much adversity to become the (fictional) first female player in Major League Baseball. But as fans learned during Thursday's episode, her high status doesn't mean she's immune from questioning her life and career path, just like someone in their 20s would. By the end of the episode, Ginny told her therapist Andrea (played by Rita Wilson) that she wondered if she still wanted to keep playing baseball. Personally, I think Ginny shouldn't give up baseball on Pitch , and not just because if she did, the TV show would be very different.
Throughout the episode, Andrea tries to get Ginny to open up about the previous 48 hours. She signed an endorsement deal with Nike that caused her to have a panic attack. Amelia calmed Ginny down from the moment, but it made Ginny uncomfortable that Amelia came over directly from Mike's place. At the Nike celebration gala, Amelia obtains a very expensive dress for Ginny to wear, but it doesn't make the event any easier for Ginny. So she ditches the party with friendly cater waitress Cara, who takes Ginny to a superfun house party. For what must have been the first time, she parties like a young twentysomething. But in a vulnerable moment caught on private video by Cara, Ginny breaks down crying in a bathtub about how much she hates her dream job.
While Ginny is highly-regarded in this world, her crisis of confidence shows that she is still a person who is in her early 20s who is not entirely sure about her life path — and she doesn't have to be. I think everyone has that quarterlife crisis moment in which they question if they've made the right decisions or what if they did something else with their life — it's totally normal. But I don't think she should up and quit baseball just yet, because she clearly loves the game so much that she even gave up a college scholarship to NC State achieve her dream of playing in the MLB.
It's totally OK for her to have her doubts, but I hope viewers don't see Ginny hang up her glove just yet.
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