I'm about half-way through the book Baseballissimo, by Dave Bidini. It's about a summer he spent following a minor league baseball team in Italy. (Yes, Italy.) The book is about Dave's life growing up in Toronto, about baseball -- generally, and its international history.
Dave is a member of the Rheostatics, and you can download the first chapter of his book from their website.
Here's an excerpt from a chapter about the 1985 Blue Jays.
Which just about gets at why I'm not interesting in watching games at
Anyway, Bidini's book is a pretty good read for anybody who grew up caring about baseball.