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PORT ST. LUCIE — Good fortune — or, to be more precise, good scheduling — put me at the Yankees’ Grapefruit League home opener Friday and the same for the Mets on Saturday. The Yankees put on a de facto commercial for their long-term plan, with their young pups displaying promise and, in Aaron Judge’s case, massive power. The Mets? Thankfully for them, in baseball — unlike in that old Head & Shoulders commercial — you do get a second chance to make a first impression. David Wright’s heartwarming return to game action couldn’t carry the Mets’ day (or this column). Not with Lucas Duda missing in action due to ailing hips and with Kevin Plawecki suffering a big scare, one that apparently could have
JANUARY 1: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues shoots the puck during the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Practice Day at Busch Stadium on January 1, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Washington Capitals have made a big splash less than 48 hours before the NHL’s trade deadline in acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and goaltender Pheonix Copley from the St. Louis Blues for a package that includes Zach Sanford, Brad Malone, a 2017 first-round pick, a 2019 conditional second-round pick.
Jose Calderon looks set to make a big leap up the West standings. Barring a major turn of events, veteran point guard Jose Calderon will join the Golden State Warriors later this week to provide a known quantity at the end of the bench. The biggest roadblock to the deal was completed on Monday when