Crack! Baseball comes back

Today's TV

March 02, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Wait! Is that the sound of bat hitting ball I hear? Could it be?

* Baseball, Orioles vs. Florida Marlins (1 p.m.-the final out, WJZ, Channel 13) -- Praise the Lord, baseball is back! It may be spring training, but it's baseball. I'm so happy, I think I'm gonna cry.

* "Great Performances" (8 p.m.-10:10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- "Peter, Paul and Mary: Lifelines" has the folk trio performing a host of their hits. As long as they include "Puff, the Magic Dragon," you know this will be fun. (Warning: Pledge-drive days are upon us, so beginning and ending times on MPT are approximate.) PBS.

* "After Hours" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Griffin Dunne takes a New York City taxicab down to Soho and lives to regret it. Something of a misfire from director Martin Scorsese, but intriguing nonetheless. With a cast that includes Rosanna Arquette, Terri Garr, Linda Fiorentino, Cheech and Chong and all sorts of other folks.

* "Hope & Gloria" (9 p.m.-9:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Hope (Cynthia Stevenson) feels uncomfortable about her own sedate love life when she watches the sparks fly between Gloria (Jessica Lundy) and her latest beau. This series has its moments, and Stephenson has been an actress in demand lately. NBC.

* "Sisters" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The sisters get stuck with their mother during a blizzard and use the occasion to travel back in time by dredging up a series of clips from the show's five-year run. NBC.

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* "Zorro Rides Again" (12:30 p.m.-1 p.m., AMC) -- Here's your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of those old movie-house serials your parents and grandparents used to watch, as American Movie Classics airs Episode 1 of this 1937 saga, starring Duncan Renaldo as the masked bandit. If you get hooked, just remember to tune in at the same time next week.

* "Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers" (2:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Discovery) -- In the world of the unexplained, few conditions are more puzzling than stigmata -- naturally occurring wounds that resemble those of Christ on the cross. St. Francis of Assisi was the first to exhibit them, but he was far from the last.

* "Some Like it Hot" (5 p.m.-7 p.m., TCM) -- Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in drag constitute only one element that helps make this one of the funniest films ever to come out of Hollywood. And Marilyn Monroe was never lovelier.

* "Pacific Blue" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., USA) -- You won't want to miss this series about bike-patrol cops in Southern California. Unless, of course, you're choosy about what you watch on TV.

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