If you don't like baseball you aren't seeing its complexity.
Cricketers adjust to varying defenses and to situations involving who is bowling, the score vs remaining overs, but baseball has that plus dealing with one or more runners on base, rules and strategies that apply part time, payoff pitches in which something has to give, sacrifices, anticipating substitutions, wear and tear, today vs tomorrow, double plays etc that make every pitch a different struggle.
Meanwhile, I'm thinking that there really isn't much difference in the approach and tactics of batsmen or bowlers when there are two vs three vs five outs, but precise situations are always uppermost in baseball players' minds.
I'm teaching baseball to a West Indian ancestry neighbor, and he was flabbergasted by how many things were swirling at once during the game and how many moving parts and considerations there were. Small sample size, yes, surprising, no.