I love baseball myself. I played when I was little. My sons are in little leagues now. As a parent, however, I found that it is NOT a good "investment" in regards to the amount of time you put in versus the amount of exercise you get out of it. They easily spend 3 hours in a game and came out hardly sweat, especially in a chilly spring day. In contrast, if you spend one hour in a basketball or soccer game, your shirt is soaking wet. Baseball is still a fun sport, but I wish the pace is faster..."