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Welcome to Climbing Tal's Hill, the Houston Astros news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Climbing Tal's Hill is dedicated to providing top-notch Astros news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Omar Majzoub, Co-Editor

Co-Editor at Climbing Tal's Hill. I'm originally from Houston and have been a fan of the Astros, Rockets, and Texans since I was a kid. I currently serve as an intern for the Houston Texans and a featured sports voice at Staance.com. I recently graduated from SMU in Dallas, TX and spent time working at The Dallas Morning News and Scout.com while covering the SMU football and basketball teams. I know it's been ugly for the Astros recently, but I love covering the team and believe they have a very bright future.

Greg Thurston, Senior Editor

The senior member of the CTH staff (in more ways than one) I have been rooting for the Astros since long before any members of the current roster were born. My favorite players through the years include Bob Watson, Glenn Davis, Steve Finley, Mike Hampton, and Roy Oswalt. Even though the results on the field have been poor for for the last few seasons, I still enjoy following and writing about the team. I'm keeping hope alive that things are going to get much better soon.

Kennon Riley, Staff Writer

Astros fan since '93. I am a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I grew up playing the wonderful game that is baseball and experiencing the frustrations of bowling. Now I enjoy bowling as a hobby while anxiously watching the Astros organization grow from almost nothing. My favorite Astros throughout the years include Billy Wagner, Roy Oswalt, Craig Biggio, Adam Everett and who doesn't love Jason Castro? Stay tuned. The Astros will win a championship within the decade.

Andy Pondillo, Staff Writer

I'm Andy Pondillo, I'm a national sports producer for Yahoo Sports Radio. I have been a diehard baseball and Astros fan since 1997. I couldn't have picked a better year to start watching the 'Stros. With the team rebuilding and in some confusion, it is now my voice that will bring them back to contention! Just kidding of course, I think.

Ace Feltman, Staff Writer

Aspiring Marc Stein-Bill Simmons-Tony Reali hybrid Die-Hard Mavericks fan Comic Lover Conflicted Die-Hard Rangers/Astros I am a Tony Romo fan and I enjoy Justin Bieber's music. pick your poison, ay?

Kyle Franzoni, MLB Editorial Director

Kyle Franzoni has the unfortunate distinction of having his very first baseball memory be that of Mookie Wilson's slow grounder going through the legs of Bill Buckner. Since then, it has been an up and down love affair with the game, which naturally lead to putting his thoughts to digital paper and trying his hand at writing about the game he loves. A native of Vermont, where he lives with his wife and twin sons, Kyle is editor of Jays Journal and is the Editorial Director for FanSided MLB.

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