There still is trash talking in every sport. Basketball has more of it than the other sports a lot of times, because basketball players often have big egos, and big mouths. It is true that sports are becoming too soft, specifically football and basketball. However, even hockey is getting a little soft, with extra rules being put into place. I think that baseball pretty much has stayed the same. Yes, the era of charging the mound is over, but do remember that that coincided with the steroid era, so you can assume that a lot of the guys had a little too much testosterone in them, which caused them to act very aggressively.