Astros to get rid of Tal’s Hill
The Astros have announced plans for a proposed renovation of center field at Minute Maid Park that would remove Tal’s Hill and shorten the distance in center field from 436 feet to 409 feet. Houston’s center field is currently the deepest in the majors, and the $15-million renovation would make it the sixth-deepest in the league.
Tal’s Hill, a tribute to Cincinnati’s Crosley Field and other old ballparks, is named after former team executive Tal Smith. The renovations will begin at the end of this season and are to be completed by the start of next season. Giants visit Obama
For the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants made the traditional trip to the White House so President Obama could honor the World Series victors. Etc.
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