As the season 2 opener, it was a letdown. Viewers were probably wondering where Pam was in this episode, and if I recall correctly from the DVD interviews, she was pregnant for part of season 2.
The story of Ralph joining the California Stars baseball team is quite a stretch, considering the baseball season had only 3 games left. Major plot questions such as: How could Maxwell get a on the fly tryout so quickly? Why didn't Ralph ever think that this was an abuse of the suit? Wouldn't the press try an investigate the new phenom? Why was Maxwell so dumb concerning the contract negotiation?
One note: an early appearance from Markie Post (Night Court). Anyway, not a promising start to season 2.