Yes folks, what we've been watching for the last 15 to 20 years has been phony baloney and that is just plain sad. It is the American past time after all kids, and if I learned anything from Ken Burns's Baseball it's that baseball has some deep existential and symbolic connection to the American soul (you like that? I pulled that totally out of my ass) and if this is where baseball is at in the America of the 21st Century then I posit to you that we, like baseball, are in serious trouble.
Ah well, maybe soccer can take it's place as our summer sport. MLS- start signing those foreign players pronto. Now is your chance!