Did I say best photograph? I take that back. There's no way that's an actual photograph of an actual event; it looks more like the Texas Rangers hired a neoclassical artist to travel with the team and paint interesting scenes with a dab of Chiaroscuro and a side order of empathy for a tragic hero. Go to Big League Stew and see a higher resolution version if you disagree with me. It's simply the most perfect illustration of the human condition (of being stabbed with a toothpick).
That's Rangers ace Cliff Lee staring off into the ether after being hit by fragments of Jack Cust's shattered bat. Lee is being examined by coaches, teammates, trainers, umpires, and if you squint, I think you can see the San Diego Chicken in the background. Can you sense the remorse and regret in the faces of the men in that picture? This masterpiece has the feel of a modern-day Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David, except the role of a rueful Plato has been replaced by Mike Maddux, and hemlock has been replaced with shards of maple.
(photograph stolen from the AP wire, with no remorse)