Freddie Freeman won the “Last Man Standing” or whatever the final roster voting process is called for the National League. He’ll miss the game because of a thumb injury. Teammate Brian McCann replaced Freeman on the All-Star roster. Meanwhile, Yasiel Puig rolled out to a nightclub to celebrate the break. I hope Puig doesn’t reinjure [...]

Harmon’s Blog 7.12 runs through the world of fantasy baseball and Major League Baseball box scores. He knowingly nods to those who watched SharkNado and talks injuries and adult diapers. Yeah, Harmon’s got a little bit for everyone. Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis went 1-for-3 with his major league-leading 34th home run in Thursday’s 3-1 [...]

We are in that portion of the season where pitching rotations have been ravaged by injuries. No team has been hit as hard by injuries as the St. Louis Cardinals, who promoted 21-year-old Michael Wacha to pitch Thursday’s game against the Royals. He allowed one earned run on two hits in seven innings while striking [...]

The Orioles are still in the midst of a playoff chase in the American League. They recently called up 20-year-old Manny Machado, and the third baseman (shortstop eventually) hit the ground running. Through five games, Machado ripped five extra-base hits, including three home runs, with seven RBI in 19 at-bats. He stopped by with my [...]

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On Sunday, many articles were written about the omission of Bryce Harper from the National League All-Star team and the online push to vote him into the final spot began. Fans in Chicago are still trying to figure out how catcher A.J. Pierzynski was left off of the squad by Texas manager Ron Washington. Washington [...]

Why is Jim Johnson the “Fantasy Man-Crush” of the week? OK. I suppose I could just trot out the entire Baltimore squad or give an “Attaboy!” to Buck Schowalter following his 1,000th career win. Maybe I celebrate Chris Davis for ending a terrible day at the plate (0-for-8 with five strikeouts) with a win on [...]

The first set of “Opening Days’ have now completed, and fans are already hammering on message boards about bullpen struggles, hitting woes and strategical miscalculations (the decision to have CC Sabathia intentionally walk the bases loaded for Carlos Pena ended, shall we say, terribly on Saturday). This week, fans in the remaining ballparks will have [...]

Locked, loaded and ready to discuss Week 3 of the NFL and the close-out of the 2011 MLB season. Mike Harmon joins Rob Long and Bob Haynie on Baltimore’s 105.7 The Fan. Mike Harmon on The Fan 105.7 in Baltimore

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