For me, it's the sweet spot between the boredom of waiting for anything significant to happen in a baseball game and the ADHD of basketball where no given play is ever really significant as far as the scoreboard is concerned. I should say that this is in regard to televised sports, I actually don't mind watching baseball or basketball live, and enjoy playing both. Televised baseball should be considered torture under the Geneva Convention as long as the sound is left on.
Oh wait, you're a mathlete, you probably watch baseball just to listen to the statistical analysis of batting averages vs left-handed pitchers on a Wednesday evening away game after eating Mexican for supper.
meh, the thing that people don't realize is that Atlanta is not the same sort of city as NY or Chicago or LA or etc. Atlanta is a transient city, and actually rather smaller than it's made out to be. a significant portion of the population move to Atlanta for jobs/business, and bring their own sports allegiances with them. many of these folks live in the suburban areas surrounding the city: this is what makes the city seem big. the percentage that's left are the people who claim it as home, the tried and true, so to speak. this is what makes Atlanta seem like a fairweather sports town; a lot of the people attending games have their allegiance elsewhere and are there just to see a game, not to see a Braves game (for example)