This week and next week, two grand American contests are coming to a close. By Thursday morning, either the long-suffering Chicago Cubs or the long-suffering Cleveland Indians will be World Series champs and no longer long-suffering. By next Wednesday (we really, really hope), either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the United States’ president-elect. We’ve imagined what one of those baseball-and-politics scenarios might look like in the newspaper mock-up above.
You can check out the other three possible combinations below.
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Photo illustrations by Slate. Top paper: Photos by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Justin Merriman/Getty Images. Second paper: Photos by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images and Elsa/Getty Images. Third paper: Photos by Elsa/Getty Images and Jan Kruger/Getty Images. Bottom paper: Photos by Jason Miller/Getty Images and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.