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A spot-on Kenta Maeda lookalike showed up and delighted the Dodgers -- and Maeda himself

Prior to the Dodgers' series opening 3-2 win over the Rays at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, the team welcomed a special guest onto the field ... sort of: 

Is that Kenta Maeda? He sure looks like the right-hander who has impressed in his first season in Los Angeles. That's him, right?

Seriously. Is it him?

Naturally, everybody had a lot of fun with the not-real Maeda in the dugout prior to first pitch: 

It's fitting that this gentleman bearing a strong resemblance to the real Maeda would show up on Japan Night, a theme night that featured authentic Kenta posing for a photo with pop star Exile Atsushi:

This is by no means the first instance of a doppelganger showing up at a ballpark this season ... though this one definitely is a cut above the rest!