I went into this with some skepticism. I thought maybe the writers would be lazy or untalented and rely on every Bad News Bears cliche making this a low-rent bush-league (no pun) affair.
But they are apparently wonderfully talented writers. And the cast is great as well. Don't know the lead actress although I have apparently seen her in a few things, just nothing she was ever in for more than once or twice. But she's pretty sweet and I warmed up to her pretty quickly.I get the feeling she could carry this show in her sleep if need be.
And the worst thing you can say about James Caan is that his son is a talentless 4-ft. troll and is no James Caan. But few are. From Vegas to The Gambler to his iconic portrayal as hot-headed Sonny (who actually broke the actor playing his bro-in-law's ribs in that scene in The Godfather as was admitted by Caan on Howard Stern last week) he is pretty hard to beat, and he really brings it here. It's worth it just to watch this guy work.
If they can keep this up, they have a bona fide diamond in the rough here, on the level of Malcolm In The Middle. If any show can reach the high bar set by Modern Family, this one just might be it.