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• For Wednesday's flight to Toronto, the Astros' traveling party will be wearing hockey jerseys.

"What better time to have the hockey theme than when you're going to Canada," said Porter, who quickly added, "I only know one hockey player: Wayne Gretzky.

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• For Wednesday's flight to Toronto, the Astros' traveling party will be wearing hockey jerseys.

"What better time to have the hockey theme than when you're going to Canada," said Porter, who quickly added, "I only know one hockey player: Wayne Gretzky.

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"I'm a firm believer that sometimes you have to step out of the element and allow the guys to have a little freedom and this is one of the ways."

Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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