Best Crushworthy CelebrityThe most eligible hottie you’ll never meet

Eric Byrnes

Okay, you have almost zero chance of meeting, let alone dating this fella. Considering the actor Owen Wilson hangs his hat in Texas, which unfairly disqualifies him from this category, this year’s Hunk of Note is Wilson’s separated-at-birth twin, Oakland Athletics outfielder Eric Byrnes. Call us a sucker for moppy blonde hair and a surfer-dude grin, but we must acknowledge the sweet tingle we experience each time we watch that crazy white boy chase down a fly ball into the gap and crash headlong into the fence. We don’t even care if he catches it. And it’s not just us who caught the Byrnes bug, by the way. In the Dominican Republic, where the steamy bachelor plays winter ball, the locals dubbed him “Captain America” for his gung-ho style. As a testament to our shine for Byrnes, we even enjoy the way he yanks up his pants Ed Grimley style. Usually, we’d find the fashion choice appalling, but on our man Byrnes, it plays for snuggly ‘n’ cute.

Readers’ pick:
Corey Duffel
Skateboarder, Walnut Creek

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