If someone had told me that was I was going to be writing about a goose at a baseball game, I would have assumed that meant that Goose Gossage ran on to the field to rant about who should or shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame...but I would have been wrong.
The game between the Angels and Tigers was tied 1-1 in the sixth inning and all was well. Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani were doing their thing and it was a fine game with fun had by all. So much fun, in fact, that a (in my completely not expert ornithological opinion) Canadian goose decided to get in on the fun. What follows is a hilarious chase scene between game officials and the goose that had no interest in leaving the field. This chase very nearly ended in tragedy.
What was more a humorous anecdote to a good game nearly turned horrific. After the grounds crew chased the goose around for 30 seconds or so, the goose appears to fly off...no harm, no foul, and a good giggle, right? Not exactly.
The goose definitely flies off, but comes to a very abrupt stop as it face plants into a digital display behind home plate and plummets into the stands. The crowd’s reaction to both the goose flying off and its sudden, unfortunate landing is VERY audible in the clip above.
Fortunately, this is not a completely tragic tale of a goose with a dream whose life was cut short.
The goose is OK and was released outside the stadium.— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 31, 2018
Fly free, baseball goose. Fly free.
Yep, despite hitting a display and falling a couple of stories into the stands, Baseball Goose not only survived, but was retrieved from the stands and set free and is presumed to be safe, sound, and plotting his next plate appearance.
Dream big, Baseball Goose.....dream big.