A few months ago Astros owner Jim Crane suggested that the team may get rid of Tal’s Hill — that weird rise of land out on the warning track in center at Minute Maid Park — as well as the train that sits above the outfield. Guess he changed his mind:
Jim Crane it appears the Astros are unlikely to make any changes to the train and the hill next year.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) October 18, 2012
I guess anything, if it’s been around long enough, becomes a tradition. Even if it’s a dumb flair-for-the-sake-of-flair design element like a hill in the middle of an outfield.