Is it any wonder that so many minor league executives find independent baseball more fun than the affiliated minor leagues? Over the last couple of months, we've watched and waited—and waited and waited—as Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball try to figure out if they're going to make changes to their player-development and scouting system. Meanwhile in independent baseball, a couple of weeks ago everything was quietly moving ahead toward next season. Then the new United League suddenly started grabbing franchises away from the established Central League in Texas. And then the real indy story broke. Three longtime members of the Northern League, including the flagship St. Paul Saints franchise, announced they were leaving, for destinations unknown. Now that's what I call action.