Our neck of the woods is probably best known for its wine and desert climate, but Eastern Washington and Oregon have made a wonderful footprint in the world of sports over the years. We're a great sports community with various minor league baseball teams and WHL hockey franchises in the region. We've also seen several phenoms grow up to make an impact at the professional level of their respective sports. So, in no particular order, let's take a look at some fantastic athletes who were born or grew up near us.