Baseball is not as popular as it used to be. We all know that. Low ticket sales, low merchandise sales, and poor tv ratings are just proof of that. So I wonder, what was the cause of all this lately. Has the sport been plagued nowadays because of the steroid use? It seems like more and more every year there is a big name in baseball getting caught or accused of steroids and this perhaps diminishes the quality of the game. Last years World Series had one of the worst ratings of all time and it doesnt seem like its going to get better. Is it because football and basketball are just more exciting than baseball? Baseball games are almost 4 hours long and some can seem to drag on forever. With all that being sad, im curious to hear as to what has happened to baseball recently.