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Attention Shane Victorino, There is a Reason that the Umpire is Behind Home Plate and not in Center Field

Last night Shane Victorino was thrown of the Phillies - Marlins game for showing his disgust for on how home plate umpire Ed Rapuano was calling balls and strikes.  Supposedly Shane had already thrown up his arms in disgust several times, but this was the pitch that got him thrown out on:


I can't understand how he is worrying about about ball and strike calls from 250 feet away.  It is also nice that he put a person in a position they aren't used to and that person had a one run error later that inning.