Kung Fu Panda
SI sent me to Pittsburgh to photograph Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for a story about his free-swinging offense. I had not photographed the Giants since Sandoval was called up, so I knew of him only from TV references to his physique and his distaste for taking pitches. During two games in mid-July I saw a passionate player having fun playing the game. His nickname, Kung Fu Panda, fit him perfectly.