Dusty Baker had interesting alternative to watching Sunday’s Astros game
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker made good use of his time on Sunday while not being able to watch the Astros’ game against the Cleveland Guardians.
Baker was absent from the Houston dugout for close to the last week after testing positive for COVID-19, but returned to the team on Thursday. Bench coach Joe Espada served as the team’s acting manager.
The Astros manager was able to watch most of his team’s games during that span, but was unable to observe Sunday’s series finale against the Guardians. Luckily, he found something else to watch instead.
The game was shown exclusively on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. Baker could not figure out how to get the game, and instead opted to watch a Bob Marley documentary on Netflix while following the game on his phone.
“That was a pretty good afternoon,” Baker told reporters on Thursday.
The Astros' game on Sunday in Cleveland aired on Peacock. Dusty Baker couldn't find a way to watch it in quarantine, so he opted for a Bob Marley documentary on Netflix instead.
"That was a pretty good afternoon," Baker said. "I followed the game on my phone."
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) August 11, 2022
Baker is apparently a big Bob Marley fan, telling reporters that he had seen the late reggae star in concert twice.
NBC agreed to a deal with MLB prior to the 2022 season to broadcast 18 live Sunday morning games each season exclusively on Peacock.
The Guardians beat the Astros 1-0 on Sunday, but there has not been much losing going on for Houston this season. After beating the Texas Rangers 7-3 on Thursday, the Astros jumped ahead of the New York Yankees for the best record in the American League (72-41).