Harmon’s Podcast 7.31: Harmon’s back to chat up the latest rumor, conjecture and speculation in Major League Baseball about Biogenesis suspensions and A-Rod, divergent enthusiasm about the Baseball and Football Halls of Fame, injury updates and the usual pop culture madness. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

Early Wednesday afternoon, the results of the most-anticipated Hall of Fame ballot in recent memory were released. For months, media members and baseball fans debated the names that would appear on the ballot for the first time. It became abundantly clear at the end of last week through the exit polls that this would be […]

Each week, I still receive my copy of Sports Illustrated in the mail. Sure, I peruse the SI.com in my daily round-up of news and opinions. I give Jimmy Traina’s “Hot Clicks” a spin. There is still something special about the cover of SI. The photograph is always frame-worthy, and the accompanying athlete profile or […]

Yes, I understand the paradox at play. I felt that I needed to bid a proper farewell to the former Boston and Los Angeles slugger who abruptly departed the game this past weekend. Ramirez recorded a single hit in 17 at-bats for the Tampa Bay Rays before taking a couple personal days. That quickly devolved […]

On Wednesday afternoon, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the results of this year’s balloting. Two new members, pitcher Bert Blyleven and second baseman Roberto Alomar, will have plaques installed in the Cooperstown, NY shrine this summer. Blyleven won 287 games with a strong 3.31 ERA and 3,701 strikeouts (fifth all-time). He pitched 242 complete […]

I woke up early this morning on the West Coast and started the normal routine. Flip a light, start making coffee and fire up the radio. In my half-awake state, I heard the final sentences of a topic on The Dan Patrick Show on FOX Sports Radio. I heard the words “Hall of Fame posthumously.” […]