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Check out this MLB season's best player-fan interactions and vote for your favorite

There are very, very few things -- seriously, like five -- that bring a human more delight than interacting with their favorite MLB player. It's sort of like a combination of peeking behind the curtain, finding out Santa Claus is real and shaking hands with the president, all in one moment. And these sorts of awesome moments happen frequently in baseball. So frequently, in fact, there's a whole award for the best interaction. 

The Esurance MLB Awards are Major League Baseball's way of honoring the greatest achievements from the 2015 season with an industry-wide balloting process. In the Best Player-Fan Interaction category, we're asking you to help decide which ballplayer was the very best at crossing that border between player and fan, giving some lucky rooter the experience of a lifetime. 

Check out some of the nominees below, then click here to see the full list and vote for your favorite. 

Miguel Cabrera is impressed 

Miggy knows: When a fan makes a good grab, you just have to give props -- even if he's a fan of your opponent. He did just that when this young Indians fan snared a foul ball in his hat, then gifted the kid a bat and gloves later in the game. 

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Jose Fernandez, barber

What, was Fernandez not going to shave the head of the Marlins diehard who refused to cut any hair on his head from the time the pitcher underwent elbow surgery to his first MLB start this season?

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Santa McCutchen

Back to fan interactions that don't involve human hair removal: They can be as simple as Andrew McCutchen making some days by giving his gloves to two of his most enthusiastic fans.

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Hey, wanna trade?

MLB players can be fans, too. Jose Bautista, it turns out, is a big fan of soccer star Lionel Messi. It'd be weird if he wasn't, because he literally traded the shirt off his back for a fan's Messi jersey and wore it during batting practice back in August. 

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Bryce Harper's selfie game

Harper is not afraid to interact with fans -- his three nominations in this category should make that obvious. How about that time he asked fans to throw down their phones so he could take a selfie -- and they took him up on it?

Voting will remain open through Nov. 13 at mlb.com/awards. Winners will be announced live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Nov. 20.