Yeah, if they were winning, it'd have to change the equation (at this point they're playing televised funerals). But even so I find the K-K-BB-HR-K style of baseball to be really, really boring. Even if sac bunts and stealing and other bygone strategy is *stupid*, it's far more exciting.
And I also hate the changes in bullpen management, too many pitchers, starters being handled the way they are. There was an aspect of excitement in seeing if a guy could pull off a shutout, no-hitter, or at least push himself. Again, won't fault teams for executing strategies based on data; I'd expect nothing less. But when Hess was cruising through several no-hit innings and they pulled him because it was time to do that, part of me died. I hated it. Didn't help that his replacement (Araujo I think?) came in and allowed a 3 run HR, and then that the Orioles almost lost the game. It was like, I was watching something really cool, and then the MATLAB program that runs this and every other baseball team said it was time for it to be over. I really don't care what the argument is for doing that, you're never going to get me to like it, and it's never going to make me want to watch more baseball. And enjoyment is the only reason I watch the game.