9. David Ortiz
David Ortiz (also known as Big Papi), is a designated hitter and a world series MVP with a .284 batting average. This wall of a first baseman plays for the Boston Red Sox. He stands as a massive blockade on the first base line, intimidating runners that dare to leave home plate.
When he isn’t knocking the stuffing out of baseballs and brick walling poor runners with the misfortune to try to get by him, he is cuddling up to tiny, fuzzy pups. He has gone to shelters to advocate for rescuing dogs, and even rescued a few of his own.
Here’s Ortiz giving his adorable puppy a little smooch on the head.