A couple things that haven't been mentioned...
When I moved from one coast to the other I stayed in my league and fly out every year for the draft. I feel like it connects me to what I feel is my hometown and helps me keep connected to my friends.
Fantasy baseball is how I enjoy MLB now. Admittedly, I was addicted from the start (1993) to where fantasy outweighed my interest in the average game on tv and even my allegiance to my home team. But now I'm so glad I have it. I think the frequency with which MLB players change teams really bothered me to where all teams, especially my home team, started losing their identities in my eyes.
Now people ask me how I feel about the steroid scandal or the Mitchell Report. I'm just numb to it. I already feel like the game has changed to the point that it will never be like the game I loved. But now I have a new love, and I just say "they're all just pawns in MY game."
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” --Henry David Thoreau