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Sports reporter Kelly Nash snaps picture of ball almost hitting her head

Sports reporter Kelly Nash snapped this unbelievable photo of a ball on Sunday. (Source: http://instagram.com/knashsports)

That’s Sun Sports Rays reporter Kelly Nash at Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday. During batting practice, she decided to snap a picture of herself at the historic ball field. Her producer had warned her earlier that the balls were flying pretty close, but Nash decided to take a chance. She explains what happened next.

“My whole family is from Massachusetts,” she told Fox Sports, “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!

“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.”

Sports reporter Kelly Nash snaps picture of ball almost hitting her head

The supernatural reason Nash gives for not getting hit. (Source: http://instagram.com/knashsports)

The ball didn’t hit her, luckily, but she did get a souvenir.

“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.”

(H/T: USA Today)

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