Unless you're a fan of one of the playoff teams, man, is it just me or is September baseball the most apathetic month of baseball in sports? Can't say I've watched much of a Reds game lately with all the college football and stuff on. I watched the Reds beat the Cubs, and that was basically my year ender present.
Baseball in general, there might be some late season chases, but basically its locked up. Brewers collapsing, Mets collapsing and Phillies trying to take one of those spots and the other two jsut trying to hang on. White Sox and Twins in a chase, and Rays and BoSox playing for playoff position. The rest? It's just boring.
Despite being an irrelevent month for about 95% of the teams, who don't have a dog in the fight, or those like the Angels who have it all but locked up, it can be a really dangerous month. Teams are still running out young pitchers when they may as well be shut down (Lincecum for example .. also .. why is Cueto still going?)
I doubt baseball ever gets rid of the September doldrums. With so many games during the year, an entire month of the season is basically irrelevent for most teams. The seasons will never be cut down shorter due to tradition and money. And I doubt there will ever be an NFL like expansion to 6 teams to make the playoffs. It's too many teams to make the playoffs in most years, but sometimes it seems like 4 is too few in a lot of cases (is it fair one of the Mets/Phillies Brewers won't get in, and one of the ChiSox/Twins won't, but the Dodgers will get in with a 4 to 5 game worse record currently?)
With college basketball as my favorite sport, I think its the best timed sport going into a title. You have the early preseason invitational tournaments to kick things off, with a couple of big non conference rivalries among usually mostly cupcake games, but games you build a resume on. Then you kick into conference season and fight it out to build your case and stay off the bubble. Then goto the conference tourney where its do or die for some teams and other teams are trying to build their path to a high seed, going into March Madness.
Maybe its just being a Reds fan and being down for so long, but September is basically a month I completely forget about baseball until the playoffs start. Maybe through playing for draft picks in reverse order (the worst shouldn't auto get the #1 pick as incentive to just shut things down, make them play for it in September or something) or some incentive to just not shut everything down.