RAPHilly, believe it or not, I agree with a lot of what you said. However, while I don't think that baseball, or pro baseball for that matter, will die, I do believe this strike, if there is one, will affect the sport more drastically then the ones that preceded it. The reason being, I think people have reached their boiling point this time. I know I have. I understand that these sports are business', and I don't believe that the owners have a "sacred trust" to the game. I know they are greedy, and always have been. But the players....the players have changed. And you, nor anyone else, can tell me different. Can you name me players that currently play the game....because they love the game? Sure you can, but you can count them on both your hands, and have fingers to spare. With each passing year, and with each retirement, the fans of the MLB lose players that care, players that love baseball, and put the money second. That disgusts me, and I bet it disgusts the majority of fans too. I wish baseball would go away, so that it would open a spot for other sports. I realize it probably won't, but without hope, we all have nothing. Either way, the NLL, I believe, has a chance to make some bounds and leaps, not necessarily because of baseballs problems, but because it is time to.