I like baseball. Growing up in Denver, at the time, there was only minor league stuff, so I never latched onto a team. Then I moved to Ohio, and the first game I ever went to was an Indians game. Then I moved to Cleveland. I am an Indians fan, but national league, I kinda follow the Rockies (that name was the name of the old NFL team in Denver).
You have a good handle on things, though. With free agency and all, I tend to follow players, too. Man Ram's a guy I watch, I've seen him since he was a rook.
That said, I played the game for years as a kid and adult. I can say this with direct first hand knowledge: BORING TO PLAY AND WATCH. GAME OF ANTICIPATION, MY ARSE!!
Going to a major league game is much more fun because of all of the people...and hotties.