On National Hug Day, we rank 10 of the most huggable figures in baseball today
Let's be honest, there should be hugs every day. But on Jan. 21, National Hug Day, there should be many, Manny more. And who better to give you a warm embrace than a Major League Baseball player or mascot?
Here are the top 10 people in the game today that we'd like to hug. Leave your favorites in the comments.
10. Miguel Cabrera
What could be better than a hug from one of the strongest hitters in baseball history?
9. Jayson Werth
That beard is looking mighty cozy on a cold day such as today.
That wonderful, magical beard:
8. Yasiel Puig
Puig may be the first six-tool player in the game. His sixth tool: Hugs.
Who wouldn't want to be in the middle of this sandwich?
7. Adrian Beltre
Adrian is a little bit different. He's a guy you REALLY want to hug -- mostly because he refuses to be hugged. He doesn't even want to be touched.
It just makes us want it more.
6. Lou Seal
Let's face it, most mascots are pretty huggable. That's just their nature. But Lou Seal probably tops the list because of his exceptional friendliness and furry-ness:
Here he is hugging the late Robin Williams:
Even the Phillie Phanatic!
The Phanatic shows Lou Seal some of that Brotherly Love: pic.twitter.com/UkUOamTRTe— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 8, 2013
5. Jason Giambi
The 44-year-old doesn't discriminate when it comes to hugs. He'll hug his manager:
Or a teammate running across the dugout with his arms outstretched:
4. Munenori Kawasaki
How can you not want to hug Muni?
OK, maybe not all the time.
3. Juan Uribe
I'm not sure what is about Juan Uribe, but he just looks like a guy you want to hug. Maybe it's what he wears:
Or his ears:
Or his wonderful ukulele skills:
2. Prince Fielder
Getting the opportunity to hug a prince will probably never happen. But if you go to a Rangers game next season, you MIGHT be able to hug Prince. And you know what, it's probably a lot more fun.
Look at that joy.
Look at that intensity.
Look at that face.
1. David Ortiz
Everybody go find Big Papi. He will make your National Hug Day.