Rays reporter Kelly Nash almost nailed by home run ball

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Kelly Nash is a Fox Sports sideline reporter covering the Tampa Bay Rays. As you can tell from the photos, her job is largely influenced by her looks. Probably had a lot to do with how she got this sweet gig. So getting a batting practice home run ball to the face would likely not be the best thing to happen to Kelly Nash and her media career.


And it actually came “this close” to happening. You have to see the Kelly Nash pic; again worth a thousand words.


Kelly Nash was in Boston shooting for Fox Sports Florida when her nearly career-ending moment was captured by herself in photo. (h/t Busted Coverage)

“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!”

Kelly Nash was doing what my tween nephews tell me is “taking a selfie.” I just learned from them a couple weeks ago what a “selfie” was when discussing Instagram.

Hey, kids today, with their gadgets and “the internets.”

That’s what makes this story so amusing, and not bemusing. The idea of taking a narcissistic glamor shot (and many of us are guilty of doing this) backfiring so badly on oneself. That’s kinda hilarious.

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