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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Black Babe Ruth and the greatest to never play

Black Babe Ruth and the greatest to never play

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2023

Lou Gehrig. Babe Ruth. Ty Cobb. These names are listed as some of the best players of the 1920s–30s. All of them were in the majors, winning World Series and MVPs in the very same leagues that we...

Dallas Cowboys Kicker Brett Maher missed four straight PATs in an NFL playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday.

The yips are athletes’ worst nightmare

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2023

The yips are an informal term that is used to describe a phenomenon where a professional athlete will suddenly and disastrously lose the ability to perform at a high level, or even a decent level. It is...

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen

2023 MLB free agency is pretty much over, exploring the biggest winners

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter January 10, 2023

The biggest fish in the sea that is the 2023 MLB free agency class has signed to teams and the excitement shared by fans across the country is immeasurable. The biggest fish in both size and name brand,...

Dear Rob Manfred, bring MLB to Portland

Dear Rob Manfred, bring MLB to Portland

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2022

For months,  MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has expressed interest in expanding the number of teams in the league from 30 to 32 teams. One of the most desirable destinations is the City of Roses: Portland,...

A history of two tumultuous baseball executives 

A history of two tumultuous baseball executives 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2022

In August 2014, the San Diego Padres signed A.J. Preller to their front office and just 13 months later, the Seattle Mariners signed Jerry Dipoto into theirs. Preller and Dipoto are two of the most well-known...

Mickey Mantle had a dominant career and is in the conversation as the greatest of all-time.

Mickey Mantle: a G.O.A.T debate

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 29, 2022

The year is 1955, the world does not know it yet, but one baseball player is about to start a four-year stretch more dominant than what may ever be seen again. His name is Mickey Mantle and this was...

Barry Bonds put up the numbers to be considered the best player in baseball history, but he ruined it all when he cheated by using steroids.

No, Brandon, Barry Bonds does not deserve to be in the Hall

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2022

Recently this very paper published a piece titled “Barry Bonds is the greatest player of all time; put him in the Hall of Fame.” Its publication was a travesty and I am here to set the record straight...

Jacob deGrom

Most talented pitcher in MLB may not be in the Hall of Fame 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2022

In the current MLB, teams are far more likely to have short leashes for their pitchers to limit injuries. A significant reason for that is the case of Jacob deGrom, potentially the single most talented...

Predicting the top 10 MLB Free Agents’ landing spots

Predicting the top 10 MLB Free Agents’ landing spots

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 15, 2022

The offseason of any professional sports league is arguably more exciting than the actual play of the season.  Fans and analysts both speculate where free agents will sign and what that will mean going...

Mike Trout the G.O.A.T?

Trout is the most talented player, but is he the G.O.A.T?

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2022

The greatest baseball player in MLB history may just be a kid from New Jersey, but his lack of team success may hold him back. Mike Trout, the centerfielder for the Los Angeles Angels, has dominated...

The Houston Astros 2022 championship is their second six seasons. Unfortunately, nobody cares.

When the Astros win, America loses

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 7, 2022

With the conclusion of the 2022 World Series, the Houston Astros stand alone at the top of the baseball world. It is the culmination of a roller-coaster-esque past half-decade where they were the center...

Barry Bonds put up the numbers to be considered the best player in baseball history, but his past controversy has kept him out of the baseball Hall of Fame.

Barry Bonds is the greatest player of all time; put him in the Hall of Fame 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2022

The greatest baseball player to ever step on the field for an MLB team is not in the Hall of Fame but why? Well, the answer is simple and straightforward: Barry Bonds allegedly took steroids. It is...

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