You are the manager for the San Francisco Giants. Your team is trying to avoid a sweep at the hands of the rival Dodgers, and Tim Lincecum is scheduled to pitch. However, there is a good potential for a lengthy rain delay.
What do you do?
Let Lincecum start, and hope the rain stays away. (turn to pg. 42)
Oh, sweet mercy, no. Can you imagine what it would do to a young pitcher to have him warm up to come into a game, then stop for a delay, then put him back in? Man, that’d be stupid. You have an off day coming up; use the bullpen to start, and if you’re sure the rain won’t be a factor, bring in the young pitcher for the final five innings. (turn to pg. 46)