With pitchers and catchers set to report next week and full workouts to take place a week later, it's time to turn our attention to the boys of summer.
Baseball is America's past time—a game that spans more than a century of tradition and excitement. No other sport in America can claim that kind of longevity and devoted following.
The best sports movies are about baseball (with apologies to "Hoosiers" and "Rudy"), and if you haven't seen "The Natural," "Bull Durham," or "The Sandlot" you are just letting the best in quality sports movies pass you by.
That is not to say baseball doesn't have it's issues. Steroid scandals, greedy owners and players, and competitive balance are all areas where baseball can improve.
So here are five things that could use a little tweaking and five things to love about baseball.