Ben Frederickson: Hicks won't start season as Cardinals' closer constant, but he should be there soon

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Sometimes the most compelling moment in a baseball game becomes a game within the game. Sometimes two dugouts full of baseball lifers show up to work and see something no one can remember witnessing in the past. Sometimes something that looks bad in a box score is actually great news. Baseball is a weird, beautiful thing. It reminded us why Sunday. If I told you yesterday that Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks’ first appearance in a game played in front of paying customers in 631 days ended with the 24-year-old righthander exiting the mound without securing an out as a tra…

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