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I meant to post these the other night, but the contrast between the San Francisco Giants' celebration and Ryan Howard's(notes) shock is still an interesting scene two days later.

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

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