Fare Thee Well, Tal’s Hill


With all that has gone on in the last few days in baseball, I had no idea that one of baseball’s most unique ballpark physical features was making it’s final appearance today.

The Astros closed out their park today in a 12-4 loss to the Mariners. None of us will ever see the weird slope with the flag pole in play known as Tal’s Hill ever again. And that’s a damn shame. Too many parks are too normal and symmetrical. Tal’s Hill had character that only a baseball stadium can offer. It had personality!

The Houston Chronicle had an article of the most memorable moments of Tal’s Hill. Check it out.

I can’t think of another ballpark landmark in play that is as unique.