Mon Oct 25 11:20am EDT
Because the Philadelphia Phillies slugger stood starting at home plate umpire Tom Hallion for so long after Brian Wilson's(notes) strike-three slider, photographers at Citizens Bank Park had plenty of time to frame the shot.
Howard's extended pause was rooted in his annoyance at Hallion's delayed ruling — "To me if you're going to call it, call it. Don't hesitate and make the call," he later said — but it was also a wait that guaranteed him a spot in pictures that are being viewed very differently in San Francisco and Philly.
All photos from AP, Getty Images and US Presswire