"I laughed pretty hard when I saw such a surreal picture that I had no idea I took," she told Fox Sports Florida

By Maggie Coughlan
Updated April 29, 2013 10:35 AM
Credit: Courtesy Kelly Nash

Heads up!

Kelly Nash, a TV reporter for Sun Sports Rays, shot an awe-inspiring self-portrait at Boston’s Fenway Park on Saturday, when she captured a stray ball just missing her head.

Nash was snapping some photographs of herself while passing time before the Red Sox took on the Astros, she explained to Fox Sports Florida. “My whole family is from Massachusetts, and I knew they would be so excited to see me working at Fenway Park,” she said, “and when I went to text them the picture I noticed the baseball by my head!”

But the reporter adds that she had been given a fair warning about stray balls while she snapped away.

“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,” she said.

Whether it was her good luck, or her trusty copy of the 1994 film Angels in the Outfield that saved Nash from a potential injury, she’s laughing about it now.

“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. I actually brought the movie with me on the trip and had it in my bag at the game.”