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Giants explain Tim Lincecum's absence during Game 1 introductions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tim Lincecum shrugged off questions about missing the pre-game introductions on Tuesday, saying he was in a back room and didn't want to run out in the middle of the ceremony. It turns out he was rather uncomfortable in that room. Manager Bruce Bochy said Lincecum was sick before Game 1 and was throwing up. "That's the honest truth," Bochy said. Lincecum told trainer Dave Groeschner that he was feeling ill and the message was passed along to pitching coach Dave Righetti, but because Lincecum started to feel better as the game approached, there was no need for anyone to alert Bochy. Lincecum was available out of the bullpen and ran out there following the first inning....

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