Five seasons. Two hundred thirty-four wins. Six all-star game appearances. One Cy Young Award. And exactly zero trips to the World Series as a trio.
Oh well... They'll forever be appreciated by the Oakland Athletics and their fans for their contributions to the team from 2000 to 2004.
It was cool to hear that the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants worked together to let the three throw out the first ceremonial pitches before the rubber match in The Bay Bridge Series. As an Athletics fan, there hasn't been a lot of things worth celebrating this season... so this definitely hit the spot.
Today, I figured I'd honor these guys with a few of my favorite trios in sports and pop culture.
#1: The Beastie Boys
Easily the most entertaining trio for me over the last twenty-something years. There isn't a week that goes by where I don't listen to these guys. Miss ya MCA!
#2: Han, Luke, and Leia
Okay. I'm sure Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO are not amused with this selection, since the six pretty much hung out together for most of the trilogy. But neither of these droids or the wookie were a part of the bizarre love triangle, so they can't complain too much.
#3: The Other Big Three
Thank goodness for Turner Broadcasting System and their coverage of Atlanta Braves games during the 90's. I've never considered myself a Braves fan... but I truly feel blessed that I was fortunate enough to watch Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and of course Greg Maddux during that part of my life.
#4: Three's Company
There are a bunch of television shows from my childhood that I miss. However... few made me laugh as much as Three's Company.
#5: Showtime Lakers
I don't follow or watch basketball anymore, but during the 80's, 90's, and most of the 2000's... I was a huge Los Angeles Lakers fan. The catalyst? Magic, Kareem, and Worthy. Actually my favorite player was Byron Scott... but I'm not sure if he's worthy of bumping Worthy from this list.
Okay fellow hobby enthusiasts...
What are some of your favorite trios in sports or pop culture?
Oh... just thought of one more favorite trio...
One of my favorite things about going to Hawaii is getting the opportunity to eat Portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice every morning. If you've never tried it... I highly recommend it.
Hope y'all are enjoying your weekend. Happy Sunday and sayonara!