I have never cared for the majors, but I love minor league and college ball with a deep and abiding warmth. This probably has something to do with my memories of going to minor league ball with my father when I was a small boy -- childhood pleasures seem to grow as the years pass -- but I think it also has to do with the fact that the stakes are lower, so it feels more like a game to me. Though I've enjoyed the horse racing I've seen, and that's not exactly a low-rent sport. So who knows?
A side note: I thought of neonhummingbird and butterflykiki and crew during the game, because our team is called the Suns, and this is their jersey. Put me in mind of fannish days of yore, it did.