A Tampa Bay Rays reporter took a picture of herself at Fenway Park at the exact moment that a baseball flew past her head.
Kelly Nash, a reporter who covers the Rays for Fox Sports Florida, was working on a future “Inside the Rays” story at Fenway Park when she decided to take some pictures of the scenery, Fox Sports Florida reports. One of the photos, taken atop Fenway’s Green Monster, happened to capture a baseball whizzing past Nash’s head as she smiled for the camera.
According to Nash, the near-accident occurred while the Red Sox were taking pregame batting practice.
"[Fox Sports] producer Art Dryce had called out 'heads up!' a few times while I was taking pictures around the left field section, but none of those balls actually fell close to me, so I took my chances turning my back on batting practice for a picture,” Nash said, according to Fox Sports Florida.
Nash only realized that she had nearly been struck by a baseball when she decided to text the photo to her family.
"My whole family is from Massachusetts, and I knew they would be so excited to see me working at Fenway Park, and when I went to text them the picture I noticed the baseball by my head!” she said.
Still, Nash managed to keep a sense of humor about the bizarre moment.
"I laughed pretty hard when I saw such a surreal picture that I had no idea I took. I thought, you have got to be kidding me, maybe there ARE really angels in the outfield,” she said, according to Fox Sports.
"Art had picked up what we think was that ball and gave it to me after we saw in the photo how close it came to my head."
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...