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Story pick: Strasburgmania comes into focus

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The front-page centerpiece in Wednesday's dead-tree editions was devoted to pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg, Washington's newly anointed King of K Street. "On an electric night, the hype becomes reality," the headline said over Dave Sheinin's story on Strasburg's stunning debut.

There were numerous stories and columns in the sports section, too, along with a bunch of blog posts, tweets and other online exclusives.

But my favorite part of the "Strasmas" coverage was the dazzling photo you see at the top of this post. It anchored the sports-section front and told a great story about Strasmania itself.

"I wanted to create a sense of energy that would capture the excitement at the ballpark," says photographer Jonathan Newton. Mission accomplished.

By J. Freedom du Lac  | June 10, 2010; 1:39 PM ET
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This is the best sports photo I've ever seen. Congratulations.

Posted by: groundhogdayguy | June 10, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

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