Big baseball fan that I am, I was drawn to last week's premiere of "Pitch."
Fox's new series features a fictional pitcher named Ginny Baker (played by Kylie Bunbury), who becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues.
I'm not a TV critic, but I really enjoyed the first episode — including the emotional twist at the end.
I'll admit that I didn't spot a potential religion angle — at the time.
But after reading a story included in today's Pew Research Center daily religion headlines, I'm wondering if there just might be one.
This is the headline, as presented by Pew, that caught my attention:
Arizona high school boys soccer team refuses to play team with two female players for religious reasons
Hmmmmm. Interesting. As I clicked the link, I wondered: Would the Arizona Republic explain those religious reasons?
However, the first thing I noticed was that Pew had tweaked the headline a bit for its audience. I'll copy the actual headline on the Republic website below. Notice any missing words?:
Arizona high school boys soccer team refuses to play team with two female players