For tens of millions of normal Americans, the start of the baseball playoffs in the crisp autumn air is a joyous time to cheer for their favorite team.
Not for some politicians, however.
For a calculating politician, the various matchups offer not a chance to root, root, root for the home team, but a minefield of conflicting constituencies, an ominous time when choosing the wrong side might offend someone on the other side.
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