Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
Yep, should have stuck with their guns. Why make the grandiose announcement that "We're going to wait all day if need be" and then call the game one hour into the delay? Made no sense.
I don't know the exact "politics" of how these things work amongst each team, but if I were to make a stab in the dark here, my guess would be that the Reds WOULD have waited it out, while the Giants were probably not as keen on that proposition. They have to be back home for a game tonight and the possibility of a game going into the late night hours, flying all the way back to SF, dealing with the time lag, etc. prob. was not something that they were too keen on dealing with. I do realize that they could have likely gotten 5 innings in and all, but there is always the possibility that after 5 innings the game is either still scoreless or tied.
Like I said, I honestly do not know the inner workings of how these calls are made nor how much weight the opposing team has to toss in to the final judgement call, but I'm guessing what I stated above was a pretty good reason for SF not wanting to wait it out for hours on end.