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While other media outlets may be comparing the American and National MLB All-Star teams based on statistics and performance, the true test of endurance and strength comes down to this: which team boasts more dudes with curly locks?

Now, you might say that this way of comparing the teams is trivial, that how many curly men are on the team has nothing to do with how they will perform. Of course, you might be wrong.

As people advance from common citizen to all-star athlete, they have a tendency to fit in to particular stereotypes. We can take, for example, athletes such as Alex Rodriquez or Mark McGuire who, whether or not guilty of using steroids, pumped their bodies up to super human size, hit the peak of their careers and instilled a whole new body image pressure on little boys obsessed with baseball everywhere—to break all the records and be the best, you have to be the biggest.

Unfortunately, it isn’t just the women of the world who have to battle image pressures from advertisements, television shows, athletes or even their parents. Men are just as exposed to the biases that put each of us in to a little checked box on state exams.

Thus, all-star athletes who keep their cool and fluffy locks, refusing to surrender to the pressures of “Mad Men” or “Jersey Shore” episodes, are just as strong-willed and confident as the next curly haired female out there—and we all know what happens when you put multiple strong-willed and confident people on the same team: they win!

So, let’s break these leagues down and get to the nitty-gritty details of why these 10 curly men are stars to keep your eyes on—and why the American League seems best fit to win.

American League

The American League has their roster loaded up with curly men. Three starters and 4 pitchers will be taking the field this All-Star season, showcasing their rounded strands all the way from, “Oh, say, can you see…” to “It was really just the dedication and teamwork that won us this trophy,” on ESPN’s after show.

American League stats – through a curly girl’s lens:

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista

Position: Outfield

Hair Type: 3A*

Curly Years: 30

Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton

Position: Outfield

Hair Type: 3B*

Curly Years: 30

David Ortiz

David Ortiz

Position: Designated Hitter

Hair Type: 4A*

Curly Years: 35

Chris Perez

Chris Perez

Position: Pitcher

Hair Type: 2A*

Curly Years: 25

Jose Valverde

Jose Valverde

Position: Pitcher

Hair Type: 3C*

Curly Years: 33

C.J. Wilson

C.J. Wilson

Position: Pitcher

Hair Type: 2A*

Curly Years: 30

National League

Now, don’t get me wrong. These guys are good and I’m sure that all the straighties the team picked up are great, nice guys whose statistics really speak wonders. However, with only 3 curly men on the entire team, their curly girl statistics most likely won’t hold up against the American League.

National League stat break down:

Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes

Position: Short Stop

Hair Type: 4A*

Curly Years: 28

Matt Cain

Matt Cain

Position: Pitcher

Hair Type: 3B*

Curly Years: 26

Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro

Position: Reserve Short Stop

Hair Type: 4A*

Curly Years: 21

In the end, no matter who wins, these ten curly men will be there, representing a community of curly headed people and continuing to spread the word via image – embrace the natural, curly-headed you and be an All-Star!

*Due to repeated hat wearing and lack of detailed pictures of the player’s hair, these are best guesses.