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What to watch with no live sports: Home Run Derby Marathon

Nick Friar
March 26, 2020 - 7:00 am

This whole “no live sports” thing is getting tiresome.

Listen to your team news NOW.

If you haven’t lost all hope and resorted to books with no pictures, I’ve got viewing options to get you through the self-quarantine. Use them however you see fit: as a guide, a jumping-off point or even a gauge of what you should socially distance yourself from. Whatever helps.

Here are some ideas for Thursday, March 25:


NBC Sports Boston has scheduled “Classic Celtics” games through April 15. They’ll feature games from the ‘80s and go as far back as 1976. All games will air at 7 p.m. The next one is on Friday.


If you watch one thing today, let it be this clip Matt Kalman sent my way. As funny as Buddy Hackett’s duck joke was, his “passing thought” really got me. Trust me, if you haven’t seen this clip before, it’s is absolutely worth the 7-minute investment.


I saw the Boss Baby show on Netflix was among the top 10 in the U.S. Makes a lot of sense with kids stuck at home all day.

If you’re trying to find something for yourself while the tv plays babysitter, give The Punisher or Daredevil a look. Some of the best action sequences ever from a tv/streaming show. (Quick heads up: The Punisher can get particularly violent.) Between these two shows, you have 65 episodes at around 50 minutes apiece.


I don’t know who thought of it, but whoever suggested the idea of a Home Run Derby Marathon on ESPN 2 is a genius. It’ll run from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. You’re welcome.