I just saw it tonight and I guess I see your point but if you do like baseball you should enjoy the film as I did. I forgotten about those marvelous Oakland teams of the early 2000's who played for a song but won their Division two years running. I never knew that Damon and Giambi got their start with Oakland! What reasonated with me however is how the GM for Oakland faced the choice of money and possible fame against long separation from his daughter resolved his moral dilemma. A nice modern parable there.