These days it seems the "selfie" pic has become as American as baseball itself. Instagram is full of them, but few are getting the attention of Kelly Nash's selfie home run.
"I'm just a girl from Davie, Florida. Been in this TV biz for 20 months. I never thought this would happen -- I never expected this," she told FOX 13.
Nash became a viral sensation after snapping a self-pic during some down time while shooting a story in Boston on Rays player Sam Fuld.
Little did she know when she took the pic, she'd capture such an unbelievable image -- a baseball flying right by her head the moment she snapped the shutter.
"The last one I took had the ball so close to my head, and I started laughing," she said.
The photo has blown up over the internet and social media, but some are claiming she Photoshopped the image.
"What it does is question my credibility as a journalist. I have two masters degrees. I didn't go to college for seven years to falsify a photo of me at a ballpark," she said.
We put the image to the test, taking it to Alan Brusky, a Photoshop expert and creative director at Fireleaf Designs. He inspected it several times over, and his verdict? REAL!
"I don't see any glaring mistakes that would make it fake. The pixels seem to line up, the lighting is really good," Brusky said.
"Because it didn't hit me and I didn't see it, I didn't hear it, I think it is hard for people to grasp it actually happened," Nash continued.
To silence the critics, she did tweet out an unedited image where you can see the batter swinging after hitting that very ball. As she tells it, this was her first ever trip to Fenway Park, and what a moment she captured there.
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