Early Sunday evening, I was attending to my long-honored tradition of the “naptastrophe.” My Sunday morning FOX Sports Radio show necessitates the early alarm, thereby putting me into a late-afternoon stupor that requires what some would consider a “long nap” and others would consider a “catastrophic” system failure. Thus, the “naptastrophy” was born. I digress. [...]

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 [...]

Brett Lawrie made his season debut for the Blue Jays on Tuesday against the White Sox. Lawrie’s gone hitless in seven at-bats with four strikeouts and one RBI. I only felt compelled to put a line on him here because he’s returned to third base. Those salivating about a potential move to second base will [...]

I shan’t belabor the point. I wrote about this subject on the Dome early Sunday morning as it was announced and as Chicago reliever Carlos Marmol’s Wikipedia page was corrupted . Marmol was officially removed from the closer role in Chicago. He allowed earned runs in each of his first three appearances, including a two-home [...]

I always get into heated arguments about the pricing of tickets to sports events. Generally, I find it hard to get too fired up about the annual surveys that tell you whether it costs an arm, leg or kidney to get into a sporting event. That doesn’t sit well with many of my colleagues and [...]

This weekend, the Red Sox and all of Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park. The team welcomed some of the biggest names in the team’s history back to the ballpark for a grand event. Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr joined almost 200 other players and coaches to pay tribute to the [...]

During the course of the past week, I heard and saw numerous promos for our “FOX Saturday Baseball” coverage. The Red Sox-Yankees series obviously got top billing and the full highlight treatment. The game between the White Sox and Mariners was an afterthought. Both games ended up having great significance. I’ll address the Red Sox [...]

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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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 [...]

I went forward with my playoff and World Series predictions in our FOXSports.com Baseball Preview Show on Wednesday night. I list them here for the record. Mock away. NL West — Colorado NL Central — Milwaukee NL East — Philadelphia NL Wild Card — San Francisco ————————————— AL West — Oakland AL Central — Chicago [...]

We’ve spent a lot of time extolling the virtues of the Philadelphia rotation this off-season. Joe Blanton has been the afterthought of the quintet, with former World Series hero Hamels not receiving much more attention. Cliff Lee’s ridiculous numbers, pinpoint control and spurning of a huge offer by the Yankees and Roy Halladay’s dominance obviously [...]

Well, there’s already one game in the books, so I can still do this without feeling much hate. After all, I’m still putting the Yankees in the mix for the playoffs. I’m not going to put up a 9,000-word diatribe here. We’ve been banging on the position-by-position analysis of each team for months. So, I’m [...]