Gotta See It: Josh Donaldson transforms from ball player to Viking

Josh Donaldson on the set of History's Vikings (@HistoryVikings/Twitter)

It’s the bottom of the ninth, two out, tie ball game and one swing can win it all.

A nerve-wracking situation for just about everyone except Toronto Blue Jays superstar Josh Donaldson, who has hit seven game-winning big flies in his career.

So what does make the 2015 American League MVP sweat?

Acting, apparently.

“I’m nervous, a little bit, because it’s out of my realm,” Donaldson said in a behind-the-scenes video of his cameo appearance on the History television show Vikings. In the video, Donaldson undergoes the transformation from baseball player to Viking, complete with head shaving and tattoo application.

Donaldson will appear during Season 4 of the show, which airs on Thursdays. He will get back to his real job on Feb. 25, when position players officially report to Dunedin for Blue Jays spring training.

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