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:

[via The New York Times]

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