There's not a lot of scoring, nor many opportunities for compound fractures. So what is it about baseball that makes winter particularly cold and bitter? I'd like to hear your view of what makes baseball a great sport. Try diving in deep, beyond the "it is timeless" argument, although that certainly is an appealing aspect of the game. I'm looking for subtleties of the game. Imagine you could wipe the anti-baseball bias from the mind of your beloved friend or family member. What would you explain to them about these subtleties as you watched a game at the ballpark that would win them over to being a fan of baseball?