Ready to capitalise on the poor "PR" performance of the NBA and the NFL the MLB players are turning up the excitement and entertainment levels leading into one of the most memorable seasons in decades.
The new rivalries are heating up in the West and the more traditional homes in the East are putting in some of the seasons for the ages.
After losing grounds in recent seasons to more popular the sports, baseball "America's pastime" is seizing the moment to recapture the hearts of Middle America.
So much more than a game baseball fills the void in tough times and has the ability to reunite a nation in pain.
This was no more evident after the September 11 attack on the United States when Baseball in New York brought hope to a nation that was hurting right down to its core.
Baseball is maybe the last pure sport in the Western World with such a rich history that as also been able to maintain such a string integrity in the professional era.
Well done Major League Baseball!