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On National Hug Day, we rank 10 of the most huggable figures in baseball today

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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?

Altuve and Miggy

9. Jayson Werth

That beard is looking mighty cozy on a cold day such as today.

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That wonderful, magical beard:

8. Yasiel Puig

Puig may be the first six-tool player in the game. His sixth tool: Hugs.

Hanley

Ryu

Who wouldn't want to be in the middle of this sandwich?

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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.

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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:

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Batkid:

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Even the Phillie Phanatic!

5. Jason Giambi

The 44-year-old doesn't discriminate when it comes to hugs. He'll hug his manager:

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His owner:

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Or a teammate running across the dugout with his arms outstretched:

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4. Munenori Kawasaki

How can you not want to hug Muni?

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Seriously.

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OK, maybe not all the time.

Muni

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:

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Or his ears:

Or his wonderful ukulele skills:

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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.

Prince

Look at that intensity.

Prince

Look at that face.

Prince Fielder

1. David Ortiz

The man. 

Ortiz and Manny

The king.

Papi and Lester

The legend.

Uehara

Everybody go find Big Papi. He will make your National Hug Day.

Papi and Moore

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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