- Billy Beane as a failed "can't miss" prospect turned GM who hired players the opposite of himself
- Chad Bradford making the Big Leagues as an underhand pitcher, in part because his father suffered a stroke which limited him to throwing underhand
- the author chronicling the A's during the 2002 season in which (SPOILER ALERT!!!) they had a miraculous 20 game win streak (that I remember well), punctuated by blowing an 11-0 lead in game #20, then winning it 12-11 on a walk off HR by Scott Hatteberg (that I had totally forgotten)
If this movie isn't great I am going to be so pissed. There's also a million more things in the book I'd like to discuss. The logic to it fits my brain perfectly, and a lot of the ideas in it about baseball are arguments that I make on my own all the time. But that's another blog for another day.
Actually, this blog I wrote back in April about the problem with another wild card team is very Moneyball-esque. And come to think of it, so are my thoughts about the Sox leaving 16 men on base against the Yankees in a game last week.