I like the current design, too You know, when I look at facebook or myspace, the backgrounds are all white. The logo is simply text. Same with baseball-fever.com and hsbaseballweb.com, which, like this, are popular baseball forums.
But if this generates some play, I don't have a prob changing the theme. I want you all to feel at home here ... and if a new look will accomplish that, I'll all for it! If keeping the current theme is better, I'm all or that, too! (It's a lot less work on my end.)