Thursday TV: Play Ball, Wear Masks

A long delayed opening day starts an already-stunted 60-game season with the start of Major League Baseball. Dr. Anthony Fauci throws out the first pitch with the Yankees at Washington (ESPN, 7 p.m.). It’s followed on the West Coast by San Francisco at Dodgers (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

No fans will be in the stands; weird ambient noise and cheers will be piped in to approximate familiar sounds of summer. Out west, there will be the even more distracting paper cutouts representing people in the stands. It will get worse this weekend when Fox broadcasts will put virtual fans in the stands to cheer or boo (or advertise products?). Already the pandemic that has cut the season in half has claimed another player – Nats slugger Juan Soto, pictured above, is out two weeks for testing positive.

Strangers at their wits end go to Costa Rica to encounter various new age therapies in the new reality series “Lost Resort” (TBS, 10 p.m.), from the producers of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Some aren’t having a much better time than those on “Killer Camp” (CW, 8 p.m.). 

The 100th episode of “Blindspot” (NBC, 9 p.m.) is also the last for the series; I thought it would always end at a tattoo removal parlor. Instead, the remaining team tries to solve a case. 

They found two different couples with transgender men carrying babies for the special “My Pregnant Husband” (TLC, 10 p.m.). 

Homeless dogs are matched with new owners on the new British import “The Dog House” (HBO Max, streaming). 

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