Photo: Carlos Osorio (AP)

The silly goose that bonked itself to hell in Wednesday’s Angels-Tigers game has now supposedly been released into the scenic green wilderness of East Lansing, Michigan, after a brief stay at a veterinary hospital.

The goose was reportedly rescued by a veterinarian who happened to be in the stands nearby where it crashed back to earth following its doomed escape flight. That veterinarian, Catherine Roach, says the goose was mostly fine. For her heroics‚ÄĒand for having a happy story to tell about the goose, who was more probably served with a side of mashed potatoes late Wednesday evening‚ÄĒRoach was invited to throw out the first pitch Thursday:

Finally, in the first inning of Friday’s Blue Jays-Tigers tilt, the home broadcast showed happy footage of a goose being released into a river by a nice man. A goose. The goose? Who can say?