There’s nothing like staring at a man in uniform to kick off the work week, right? In honor of MTV2′s new series, “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave,” we’ll be spotlighting one of the sexiest sluggers in the game every Monday. Here, overall stats, batting averages and team standings don’t dictate whether or not a player gets picked — see below for why this week’s pro made the MLB Crush Monday cut!
Cali native and “Off the Bat” host Sway Calloway is usually outnumbered by New Yorkers on the show, but come Tuesday night he’ll have a West Coast ally when an Oakland Athletics player visits the MLB Fan Cave.
As we eagerly await third baseman Josh Donaldson’s guest appearance, here are five reasons why we’re already crushing on the Bay Area slugger we like to call the MLB Comeback King:
1. Hey now, he’s an All-Star.
In 2010, Josh’s baseball career got off to a rough start (he struck out during his first game as an Oakland A), but he’s since done a 180. This year, he’s one of the top prospects for the All-Star team. Way to go, J!
2. He beat bullies in the game of life.
According to Wikipedia, Josh was often picked on in high school, but he’s clearly overcome that hurdle. Who’s laughing now, haters?
3. He rocks a daring ‘do.
Josh once made waves for sporting a hairstyle only Billy Ray Cyrus could love: the mullet. But shockingly, he pulled it off! Hey, we appreciate a guy who’s business in the front, party in the back — and who has a good sense of humor all around.
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— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) November 25, 2013
4. We’ve got the same taste in music.
And isn’t that often what it comes down to?
5. He’s got a set of baby blues to die for.
Warning: Photo may cause dizziness after prolonged swooning.