Detroit Tigers rallied after a Canada Goose — dubbed “Rally Goose” — crashed into a video banner at Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, the goose itself is rallying.
Catherine Roach of Hamtramck rescued the goose after it fell into the seats near Section 121.
When the goose hit the video banner, then crashed into the seats — shocked bystanders thought the bird might be dead.
Roach, a licensed veterinarian, was quick to the scene.
Holding the bird in her arms, while also clutching its neck so it wouldn’t bite her, Roach was escorted out of Comerica Park by security guards, where she safely released the animal.
She gave an update on the bird’s condition before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Thursday afternoon’s game.
“No broken bones,” Roach said. “He was more feisty this morning. I gave him a big bowl of water; I don’t know if he ate the spinach. MSU was going to keep him 24-48 hours and then release him at a wetlands up there.”
Roach stepped into the spotlight on Thursday. She was featured by Fox Sports Detroit during the Thursday pregame show. The Tigers also gave her a gift basket.