I get why you responded as you did to NoX, but I’m not sure which way this cuts.Again, these are people, not video game characters.
If Kershaw was focused on team and individual goals for the season and didn’t want to put those at risk with an extended April outing, then pulling him was 100% the right decision.
If Kershaw wanted to go for the perfect game, however, I’m not sure the manager should honor that wish. The manager has to manage real individuals, obviously, but he’s ultimately accountable for delivering team goals. Those goals wouldn’t be advanced in any material way by letting Kershaw chase an individual accomplishment in an early-season start.