What's the scariest part of a horror movie? When the head's getting chopped off? No -- it's when somebody begins to open a closet door, or starts to walk into a spooky house. The actual event isn't harrowing, the anticipation is.

Baseball is filled with dead time. Players spend more time scratching themselves than actually run around the bases. But you know what? That's what makes baseball exciting. When the game's on the line, the closer is standing on the mound and there's two strikes on the batter -- that's when the fans are making the most noise. Not when the ball is in play.

For those of you that find all this boring -- there's a simple antidote. You just have to care.