A photo taken with mobile photo app Instagram appeared on the cover of The New York Times for the first time Sunday.

The cover snapshot, taken by Brooklyn-based photographer Nick Laham, features the New York Yankee's third baseman Alex Rodriquez in his uniform with a bat in hand. The picture taken in the Yankees locker room was a part of a portrait series featuring other team players including left fielder Raúl Javier Ibañez, first basemen Mark Teixeira and shortstop Derek Jeter.

The above-the-fold shot was also featured on the front page on NYTimes.com on Sunday morning. The photo accompanied an article entitled "Hitched to an Aging Star: Anatomy of a Deal, and Doubts."

Here are a few Twitter reactions to the Instagram picture on the venerable newspaper's cover:

An Instagram made it to top of @nytimes front page today: twitter.com/FishbowlNY/sta… via @elanazak #ARod

— Raju Narisetti (@rajunarisetti) March 31, 2013

Of all the news events that have been covered on Instagram, the @nytimes chooses boring photo of ARod for front page twitter.com/FishbowlNY/sta…

— Anthony Quintano (@AnthonyQuintano) March 31, 2013

When nytimes uses instagram on its Sunday front page you know the app is a player in media. #newspapers instagram.com/p/XhaMvZoLOL/

— Amy Bailey (@Amy__Bailey) March 31, 2013

As more of us play paparazzi, it's flattening the market for celebrity pictures: nyti.ms/YERqJU Oh hai, Little Brother.

— Alex Howard (@digiphile) March 27, 2013

[via The New York Times]