Eyes on the Ball

For baseball fans, mecca is this tiny upstate village on the shores of Otsego Lake. It's home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and one weekend every July the population swells, as thousands of fans flock here for the annual induction ceremony that features the top stars of yesteryear.

But every June, a much smaller group of baseball addicts gathers at the Hall of Fame simply to talk baseball. No, they don't quiz one another on arcane baseball trivia like which batter