Is there nothing David Backes can’t do? Be an outstanding captain? Check. Save puppies? Check. Fly his own plane. Check. Be one of the best and most intelligent interviews in the game? Check.â†µ
Backes would love to lend his noggin to working out a resolution to the CBA negotiations that are up and coming. If a renewal isn’t reached, that pre-season schedule that was just released isn’t going to mean diddly. Said Backes in an interview with ESPN’s Scott Burnside:â†µ
"Baseball seems to have it all figured out for some reason," he said. "If we can find something, get on that baseball program that they seem to have something that they tweak it here and there, but it works for everyone, and, in the end, they keep growing their game. We’ve grown our game amazingly since I’ve been part of the league, for six years; to stall that for either side’s trying to grab too much of the pie I think would be foolish."â†µ
Well, that’s basically how most fans feel. After the season that the Blues had, it’s unlikely that anyone wants them to take a year off. After all, look at what happened to them after the last lockout.