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How should you wear your #CapsOn? Let these MLB stars be your style guide

Opening Day is right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: It's time to start preparing for #CapsOn -- when fans worldwide will don their favorite headwear to announce that baseball is back.
You've studied the latest trends. You've consulted with America's fashion luminaries. But there's still the most important matter to consider: What's the best way to actually put your cap on? Which style most speaks to your baseball soul? The choices are endless, but fear not -- the stars of MLB are here to provide a headwear fashion show. First up ...
The Crooked Cap
For the fan who wants to add a little something extra to his look. Sure, you could play it straight, but that's just not your style -- you play by your own rules, and those rules just happen to include putting your hat just a little to the side. Besides, when your look has the support of Dat Dude himself, you've got nothing to apologize for.

The Flat-Brim Cap
Increasingly popular over the last few years, the flat brim offers a cleaner, fresh-out-of-the-box approach to your cap look. There are varying degrees here: The full flat, like Johnny Cueto ...

... the slight crease, like Kris Bryant ...

 ... and, of course, the "flat enough to balance a plate of sunflower seeds," shown here by Josh Collmenter:

The Flat-Brim Crooked Cap
The unicorn of cap fashion. This look might seem appealing, but be warned: Many before have tried, but only one has truly succeeded -- the master himself, Fernando Rodney.

The Super-Brim Cap
But what if none of these styles truly encapsulates your Opening Day enthusiasm? Want more of a classic look? Go ahead and break your cap in. Break it in to your heart's content, then break it in a little more. You have Adam Wainwright's full support:

The Backwards Cap
Effortless cool. Endless charm. It's the look so captivating, it goes by only one name: "The Griffey."

The Rally Cap
This look might not be for every day, but when you need that extra push to get something done, rock a rally cap. Just let Ryan Dempster show you how it's done. 

The Low-Brim Cap
Battling for the last donut in the break room. Impressing superiors in a meeting. This is the cap that lets the entire office know: You're not messing around. 

Whichever way you choose to wear your cap, don't forget to take a selfie on April 4 and tag it #CapsOn.