Where I live baseball is easily the most popular youth sport with boys, followed by football.
The message that baseball is in decline is out there though. I heard a local radio sports guy talking about it.
A few years ago there was one travel ball organization, now there is 5…that may be viewed as good or bad I guess. But, the number of kids playing baseball is very high. Soccer, often listed as the sport that will over take baseball, has youth leagues as well, but, beyond the young kids it falls off.
There are baseball tournaments every weekend here during the summer and fall, even some into Feb which is funny it being a cold weather city.
Baseball is alive and well from what I can see.