The good folks at MLBFanCave gave us a brilliant spin on the recent Spike Jonze movie “Her.” What if the idea of the operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johannson in the film, was expanded and we were offered other options? The MLBFanCave spin inserted the voice of Harry Caray in the mix. You can watch [...]

We’re hitting up the blogosphere with multiple posts and dominating the earholes of America with a podcast DAILY. Here’s the “Painting The Corner” blog for 530. Matt Kemp’s struggles at the plate in 2013 have been well-chronicled. The Dodgers are awaiting word on Kemp’s hamstring after the center fielder left Wednesday’s game. LeBron James was [...]

“Inside The Swollen Dome” — Harmon’s Podcast — returns for Tuesday with a discussion of the NBA Draft Lottery, Super Bowl destinations, Vinny Del Negro’s firing and the coaching rumor mill, continuing woes in Los Angeles baseball and much, much more. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

Don’t worry. I’ll celebrate Matt Harvey’s heroics in grand fashion on the Dome come Wednesday. I wanted to acknowledge and celebrate a great off-field act from Dodgers star Matt Kemp. The video of Matt Kemp’s gracious and heartwarming act in San Francisco has dominated social media for the better part of the past 24 hours. [...]

The Red Sox have been one of the great surprises early this MLB season. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz (you can talk about “cheating” at your leisure) are dealing at the top of the rotation and David Ortiz possesses a 26-game hitting streak dating back to last season. The potential problem that has arisen for [...]

The Cubs have a minor league prospect named Rock Shoulders. That’s right. He’s now a member of the All-Name Team without rising to the major league roster. Shoulders enters Friday’s play with a dominant .365 batting average (31-for-85) with 13 extra-base hits (five home runs) and 17 RBI. He’s struck out 23 times in 85 [...]

Let’s kick things off with a great accessory for grilling season. That’s right. It’s May, so even those still thawing out from mutant snowstorms will be firing up their grills in no time flat. What else needs to be said? You can

Welcome to an abbreviated version of “Painting The Corner” coming out of Monday’s action. The name of the game is health. It’s late-April, and that means that the injuries are starting to pile up. Several big stars left their respective games on Monday, and fantasy owners welcomed a new hero to the fold in Los [...]

Monday was a beautiful day here “Inside The Swollen Dome.” The podcast returned after a hiatus – call it a renewal with Vol. 1, Episode 1. I recapped the weekend’s events, got a little bit into the NBA Playoffs, Derrick Rose, early baseball returns, news of the weird and a wee bit of NFL schedule [...]

Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports that Hanley Ramirez expects to rejoin the team earlier than the proposed mid-May timetable. The struggling Dodgers lineup could use Ramirez right now. Only the Marlins have scored fewer runs this season. Miami batters have combined to hit three home runs this season. Perhaps that will change [...]

For the past two weeks, we (sports media and sports fans) have spent countless hours on-air, online and in our local watering holes debating what is deemed to be “proper” conduct for coaches in the wake of the Rutgers practice footage. Was Rutgers right to fire him? Should the outcry from the media, the Twitterverse [...]

At some point, I’ll circle off to the world of hitters and celebrate the mammoth home runs launched by slugging outfielders and first basemen. I’ll applaud Mike Morse, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and try to estimate the distance traveled by Chris Davis’ moon shot. Perhaps we can bust out the stopwatches and time Elvis Andrus [...]

The first run of spreadsheets has been completed and entered into the Dome. I already have a number of players italicized and highlighted for further review as we roll through the second half of spring training. Announcements regarding position battles, rotation slots and closer competitions will necessitate adjustments, of course, and I won’t toss out [...]

Are you a fan of the longball and sluggers, or do you load up early on top-notch studs for your pitching staff? Some fantasy owners eschew the selection of an ace to fill out the hitter positions before turning back to the mound. They’re looking for “value” late and to land the next breakthrough arm. [...]

The long road to opening day has begun. Regular starters are beginning to see at-bats and pitch to live batters. Ardent fans have descended upon spring training sites. The “wait until next year” mentality fades, at least for a short time in the desert or Florida sun. Hope springs eternal, and preparation for fantasy baseball [...]

Welcome to the opening salvo of 2013 Major League Baseball coverage here on the Dome. After a successful 2012 fantasy baseball campaign , attention shifted to the power and glory of the NFL. You might think it sad, but I keep a running countdown until pitchers and catchers report on my office wall. Spring training [...]

Evidently, “Wild Thing” wasn’t just hopped up on the Warlock’s special brew and “Tiger Blood” during his days as a movie closer. Read the full story