On my way back from a 6 month Med deployment onboard USS Shreveport. Didn't get to watch it live. But I remember watching the game later, and while I was disappointed, the outcome was about what I expected.
Depends on your definition of Athleticism. If its the ability to run and jump are all that are judged, then you might be right. But if timing, throwing, and hand eye foot coordination are included, then baseball players are every bit as athletic as other sports.