Just seeing how much the guys in the dugout care about it makes me want to watch. That kind of human drama is a big reason most people watch sports. It's refreshing to see these millionaires in some cases acting like little kids when someone scores.
The MLB is their job....they are doing this out of pride and for fun. If you are a fan of sports you will find it compelling. Some people may just be fans of MLB or NFL and thats fine too. But this is sports at its essence. People playing something together they love with people they like, out of choice. Some people compared it to a pickup game. I for one would love to watch pick up games of some of the best athletes. I don't need every single spot to be filled with the most qualified person available.