If you are one of those people who thinks baseball is washed up and other sports, such as NASCAR and the NBA are taking its place, please read this:
The rough economic times are about to take their toll on the new so-called "American" sports. Sponsorships are going bye-bye by the millions ... of dollars. Fans will soon follow because, as in the case of NASCAR, there is no way to reduce the cost without the quality of the sport suffering. And fans won't want to see slower cars that DON'T wreck.
In reflection, baseball is looking just fine - in all its glorious deliberate play, pace and beauty.