Since i am the one who called the game dull and am in that way the true starter of this topic, let me add:
AS pointed out correctly i probably dont understand enough about baseball to discredit it as boring. But i am a sports lover and I try to leanr something about the game before talking about it. I get Baseball and I see that it is mainly a duel between pitcher and hitter; which can be interesting but on the other hand is the downside of the game for me. Its like a football game only with penalties, yeah exciting at first (think of every cup game that is sent to penalties) but is boring after a while.
So i havent really watched it a lot (yeah no tv coverage here, in contrast to some hockey and american football[which i love, i even went to a low league game in heidelberg, not the best football though lots of fumbles, but that is what you get on amateur level]). I "played" it on the streets in a lets get a stick throw a tennisball and play something like baseball, we also played Brennball in school http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brennball(last passage) which has a similar idea like the bases but no hitting.
What turns me off baseball is that it is very repetitive and seems to go very long. And one thing i dislike (but what americans seem to like in their sports)is statistics. There are so many in baseball that i dont get and dont care about either. It is the same in american football for me (qb rating is still a mystery to me)but i can enjoy the game nonetheless.
What baseball also makes unpopular in non-usa is callling its league world series, yeah if your country is the only one playing, like calling for a timber sports world series in canada, hehe.
And why is it that there are two seasons each year, they got too many games. Well better than nfl who have too little.
So there are my thoughts, i will follow this topic and maybe you can enlight me on this game.
And for cricket, it is the only game i still dont understand, even after reading about it. So yeah no idea about that.
Another game which is nice but can be boring too is rugby, but hey football has some very exciting 0:0 draws too.
so enjoy your baseball
I am a yankees fan by the way 8) ;D
just kidding, i am for the underdog