Also, the strength of that team was their three ace pitchers and the movie almost seemed to intentionally ignore them, which is just intentionally misleading, IMO.
#9 | POSTED BY SULLY
Yeah, it was certainly ignored. You could argue the 2002 A's wouldn't have made the playoffs without their superb starting pitching, but that's not as exciting as fat non-descript hitters who can take a pitch.
2002 AL Wins Above Avg, By Position
Starting Pitchers: OAK 13.0 (1st in AL, league average=1.6)