Usually, I'll have the game on the background while I work or play video games. I'll stop and watch key moments, but for the most part the games are just background noise. I am also reducing how much time I spend on social media. Astros Twitter is great, but being a few minutes behind on MLB.TV is not great. At certain times I had to turn away from Twitter to avoid spoilers.
I still plan to watch the team. I'm going to watch when the Astros are the free game of the day on MLB.TV and when they're on a national broadcast. I've tracked down the national broadcast schedule. I thought it's a useful bit of information for others who are in similar situation.
The full list
Dates the Houston Astros are scheduled to broadcast to a national audience:Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:35 p.m. CT - Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros on MLB Network (out-of-market only)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:10 p.m. CT - Houston Astros at. Seattle Mariners on MLB Network
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:10 p.m. CT - Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians on MLB Network
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 6:35 p.m. CT - Houston Astros at New York Yankees on MLB Network
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 6:15 p.m. CT - Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros on Fox
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 6:15 p.m. CT - Houston Astros at Texas Rangers on Fox
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 7:15 p.m. CT - Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros on Fox
Saturday July 1, 2017 - 6:15 p.m. CT - New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros on Fox