Rays reporter discovers close call while reviewing photos
Sun Sports Rays reporter Kelly Nash — in Boston working on a story for a future ‘Inside the Rays’ — was passing some time before an Astros-Red Sox game on Saturday by taking a few pictures atop Fenway Park’s Green Monster.
Seems like a rather harmless thing to do before a ballgame.
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Imagine her shock when she went to review her photos and found one with a ball whizzing by just behind her head.
As Nash tells the story:
“I was taking a picture of myself in the seats above the Green Monster during Red Sox batting practice.
“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.
“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!
“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.
“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.”