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Josh Donaldson will appear on "Vikings," which explains that whole braid mohawk thing

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays after making the final out of the eighth inning during MLB game action against the New York Yankees on September 21, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Back in December, reigning American League MVP Josh Donaldson left us speechless with his new haircut:

The baseball world could only speculate: What does he call that thing? How does he wash it? What did it mean for the man-bun? Thankfully, on Thursday we finally began to get some answers. 
It was simply preparation for Donaldson's upcoming role as a literal viking:

It's unclear what role Donaldson will play in the next season of History Channel's "Vikings" -- a fictional drama about a group of Viking raiders -- but if the recently released teaser for season four is any indication, he'll hopefully go full Leonardo DiCaprio and fight a bear:

You only have a few weeks to wait, since "Vikings" begins its fourth season on Feb. 18.