Women break barriers on baseball field in FOX’s ‘Pitch’

You’ve come a long way, baby. But it’s not enough. Women still have work to do in the battle of equality. From politics to sports, we’re striving to be included. Now a new show on FOX is breaking barriers and taking a girl where no girl has gone before.

Michael Beach (as Bill Baker): “A girl will never be able to throw hard enough to compete with boys, not when they start growing. It’s biology, and we can’t change that.”

Playing ball with the boys is tough but not impossible, at least on TV.

Ali Larter (as Amelia Slater): “Are you ready for this? Are you ready for it?”

A young woman becomes the first female player in Major League Baseball in FOX’s new TV show “Pitch.”

The cast of the series showed up for the big premiere in L.A. and talked about their decision to be part of “Pitch.”

Mark Consuelos: “When I was reading a lot of the scripts this past pilot season, the one that made a lot of sense to me was one that would inspire my 15-year-old daughter to try to reach out and kind of push the boundaries for her and what she wants to do in her life, and I’m really proud of that.”

The rest of the cast agrees — the show is an inspiration to young girls everywhere.

Ali Larter: “The fact we’re still living in a world where girls don’t believe that they can do things is just wild to me, so then this became even bigger than the show. It became this idea of being part of something that doesn’t matter what your race, your gender, your sexual orientation — you should be able to be whatever you want in this world. And that, to me, it is the heart and soul of the show.”

As for the lady of the moment, Kylie Bunbury says playing the main character means empowering viewers to follow their dreams.

Kylie Bunbury: “I’m just happy to sort of be that vessel for young people in general to believe in themselves and to continue to dream and to inspire them and to empower them, and to let them know that they are worthy and that they are capable and they’re enough.”

And if that doesn’t sound inspirational, I don’t know what does.

FOX throws out the first pitch next Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.

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