Creator: Betsy Thomas
Two things I love are baseball and poker, so when I saw advertisements for a show about a cute girl who covers baseball and plays poker with her guy friends, I was in like Flynn. Jordana Spiro covers the Cubs for the local paper, and boy do the players give her a hard time.
That’s probably the only realistic part of the show. Her actual knowledge of baseball is pretty weak for someone who covers it for a living and her opinions about it left me wanting. The baseball itself seemed more or less a backdrop to her personal struggles, which didn’t really interest me. The poker is also basically a backdrop to a bunch of gabbing. At least they didn’t try to pretend that all of her boys were just platonic friends. There’s a ton of product placement for Match.com that gets annoying.
It’s a somewhat charming show and Jim Gaffigan provides some comic relief. I only made it part way through season two before my life got busy and then I never went back to it. I always wanted to, but if the show was that great, I would have gone back to it, no?