Ted Cruz is an absolute dead ringer for Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts paid a visit to Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday, and a photo from the meeting reveals a fact that many people weren’t aware of: the two men bear a striking resemblance to each other.

They may come from different backgrounds — one is a Texas politician by way of Canada, the other a banking tycoon born and raised in Chicago — but it was their similarities that were on full display during the meeting, which took place in Cruz’s Washington office.

Check out the photo that got everyone talking, originally posted from Cruz’s Twitter account:

It doesn’t help that the two were dressed in similar ensembles, wearing dark suits, red ties and World Series rings. They probably couldn’t pass for each other in most settings, but the likeness is still remarkable.

Cruz took the comparison in stride, responding to it with the kind of self-deprecating humour that has become a regular part of his public persona.

Ricketts has yet to respond, but at the rate this MLB season has been going, he might not get a chance to recreate the photo next year. Despite their status as defending champions, his Cubs own a 39-39 record, 6.5 games adrift of the National League’s second Wildcard.

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