Was this year's superstar rookie class the most fun trio in history?
The 2018 season was a great one for rookies, with oodles of youngsters coming up and making an instant impact. However, it was the 19-year-old Juan Soto, super-prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. and the first two-way star since Babe Ruth in Shohei Ohtani who made such an impression on the sport, it will be hard to tell the story of the year without these three at the forefront.
The trio combined to hit 70 home runs, including plenty of game-winners, with Ohtani adding 51 2/3 innings of strikeout-filled starting pitching to the mix. While another player could nab the Rookie of the Year Award from these favorites, this trio was also the most fun.
When not battering the Tokyo Dome roof in the Japan Series, Soto would stare down pitchers like he was the fearsome slugger in some '90s baseball movie and even celebrated his first home run by flipping his hair like Bryce Harper. How many teenagers are confident enough to do that on the big league stage?!
Acuña blew bubbles while racing around the bases and fooled around with Ozzie Albies like the two were children on the playground:
And how could anyone not be excited by Ohtani, who did things that hadn't been done in nearly a century?
But the question now is: Are they the most fun trio ever? Let's break down some of the other options before you, humble reader, answer at the bottom of the post.
Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine
The Braves' NL East dominance of the 1990s came largely on the back of their trio of amazing aces. After all, what's more fun to watch than expertly placed changeups on the outside corner and fastballs that just eat batters alive?
The Red Sox outfield
Considering they popularized the phrase "Win, Dance, Repeat," and just won the World Series, the hyper-athletic, defensively astute outfield of Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr. and likely AL MVP Award-winner Mookie Betts have a claim on the title of most fun.
Tinkers, Evers and Chance
Mays, Mantle and Snider
Before the Giants and Dodgers headed for the West Coast, New York played host to three of the greatest center fielders in history at the same time. If you want to get into an argument, you can still easily start a debate over which of the Hall of Famers was the best.
The Three Musketeers
There's a book, multiple movies and even a candy bar. What more could you want?
"The Three Amigos"
Are you telling me you don't regularly think of this 1986 film starring comedy legends?
The band that defined the SoCal pop-punk genre of dudes playing guitars and making jokes.
So, now it's up to you: Who is the most fun trio?