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Wild goose chase ends with crash at Comerica

The Detroit News

The Tigers-Angels game Wednesday night featured a pair of rain delays and a wild goose chase.

No, really.

A fan rescues a goose that had been on the field and then flew into the seats after noise shots had been fired by the ground crew to try and scare it away.

As the Tigers and Angels waited out a second rain delay in the sixth inning, a Canada goose wandered onto the field at Comerica Park, only to be chased off by stadium personnel. 

That goose, though, was nearly cooked.

In making its escape, the goose flew into a video board along the facing of the third deck, and plummeted into the seats below, where it appeared to be whisked away by a caring fan.

A Canada goose lands near the pitching mound during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Tigers and the Angels on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

This story appears to have a happy ending, as it was reported to be OK and was released outside the stadium, much to the delight of the fans.

And, who knows? It might have even proved inspirational to the Tigers, who scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, as fans chanted, "Rally Goose," to grab a 6-1 lead.