Bryan Anderson's great hair his primary contribution to the St. Louis Cardinals

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You've got to live for something.

It's hard being Bryan Anderson, inasmuch as it can be hard to be a baseball player on a major league roster. The St. Louis Cardinals' third catcher has played eight innings on defense and been sent in again and again as a low-leverage pinch hitter when the Cardinals run out of other ideas. He's actually been pretty okay! Through Tuesday night he's got two hits (including a double) in eight at-bats, along with a walk and a hit by pitch. But if your casual Cardinals fan friend remembers anything about Bryan Anderson at the end of the month, it'll be this: He's growing Thor hair.

The photo you see above is about a month old, but because Bryan Anderson never plays that's all the legally permissible evidence we have here at SB Nation St. Louis. Suffice it to say that if you've been in the bathroom or watching the networks' new TV series during his late-game at-bats, it's about 50 percent Thor-er now.

This may not seem like much, but Bryan Anderson has 10 plate appearances this year, and he's not going to make the postseason roster. Despite being a solid backup catching option for a while now he's yet to break through. So allow this post to stand as a record for future generations: Bryan Anderson really did exist, and he really did grow his hair out like he was auditioning for an 80s metal band, or at least trying to pass for Khalil Greene. And nobody can take that away from him.

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