On Friday night, the sporting world was overrun with thoughts about Week 1 of the NFL preseason and the ceremony welcoming LeBron James back to Ohio. However, there was one baseball highlight that captivated the imagination of fans and the viewing public from a baseball game in Milwaukee. The Brewers hosted the Dodgers and second-year […]

Lasorda

He’s one of the faces of Major League Baseball and chief ambassadors of the game. Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is a legend in Los Angeles and has been making the scene for some 40 years. Of course, that means that he’s well-acquainted with embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Lasorda talked with WPBF 25 in […]

TJMRI

The namesake of the once-dreaded surgery, former major league hurler Tommy John, is making autographed prints available on behalf of the “Let’s Do It Foundation, Inc.” According to the website, one of the foundation’s missions: The “Let’s Do It Foundation” wants to again be an original by supporting research in PREVENTING this type of injury. […]

puig

Outfielder Yasiel Puig set Major League Baseball on fire upon his arrival to the Dodgers last season. He logged 42 extra-base hits with 42 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 432 plate appearances. Stars rushed to Dodger Stadium to get a glimpse of the city’s newest sensation and the Dodgers drew fans to opponents’ parks […]

IceCubeDodgers

I don’t know how much I need to add to this one. This photo of the legendary rapper & actor, Ice Cube, appeared on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ official Twitter page.

VinKoufax

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully “threw” the ceremonial first pitch to Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax ahead of the Dodgers’ home opener. It’s a shame that the continuing television rights coverage precluded most of Los Angeles from seeing it live, but this is a moment that will live on in Dodgers lore. Check out the First […]

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 rapidly approaching the deadline for highly-coveted Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. According to YES Network, Tanaka has sorted through the proposals and whittled the number of candidates to two. The Yankees are reportedly one of the remaining teams in the mix after removing Alex Rodriguez’s cash from the books. The other team on the short […]

Harmon returns to the microphone with a bevy of quick-hits across the sporting and entertainment worlds. There were three big injuries in the NFL out of the gate, with Jeremy Maclin, Dennis Pitta and Dan Koppen being lost for the season. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown celebrated this year’s induction ceremony, but crowds […]

I asked a friend of mine in Baltimore media when the Orioles were going to dive into the trading pool early on Tuesday. He responded by predicting the acquisition of a relief pitcher. The Orioles acquired Francisco Rodriguez from the Brewers on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Nick Delmonico. Rodriguez successfully closed out all 10 […]

MLB Insider Seth Everett, a member of the FOX Sports Radio family, joins “The Fantasy Freaks” to close out the “first half” of the Major League Baseball season. Nate Lundy and I queue up the questions on the highlights of the first half, trade chatter and a touch of Biogenesis. SethEverett714Freaks

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Harmon’s Podcast 7.15 includes chatter on the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby, trade rumors and a lot about social media and pop culture. The Zimmerman-Martin decision came down on Saturday night, and many athletes took to Twitter with a response. For Roddy White and Victor Cruz, their word choices were regrettable […]

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 […]

“Viva Puig!” It’s a battle cry heard across Los Angeles as the Cuban defector leads the Dodgers back into NL West contention. Across the United States, that sentiment is shared by fantasy owners who won the bidding war for Puig’s services. For the past several days, Major League Baseball pundits, former players and fans have […]

Harmon does exactly what you’d expect. He celebrates his Chicago roots and the improbable comeback by the Chicago Blackhawks to capture the 2013 Stanley Cup Championship. He discusses the celebration in Wrigleyville, the Conn Smythe Trophy debate and the laundry list of injuries that have been revealed. The closing minutes include some baseball talk and […]

The Denver Post reports that Troy Tulowitzki faces a lengthy stay on the disabled list after an MRI revealed a broken rib on his right side. The injury occurred when Tulowitzki dove for a groundball on June 6 and caused Tulowitzki great discomfort. He’s expected to be sidelined for some 4-6 weeks. Josh Rutledge will […]

Harmon’s Podcast 6.12, ITSD, returns to the microphone to chat up NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final, the Dodgers Brawl, pop culture and more. Would you let your sixth-grader watch “Saw?” Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

Harmon returns from an action-packed sports weekend to talk Stanley Cup Final, NBA Finals, Major League Baseball ticketing and attendance, Yasiel Puig and what calls us back to the game and, of course, the weekend box office. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

Harmon’s Blog 6.6 returns with baseball action, NFL theories and movie magic. In a city of stars, where Hollywood heroes assembled at Staples Center to watch the Kings and Blackhawks, a young Cuban outfielder shone brightest on Tuesday night. Yasiel Puig made his debut on Monday and produced a ridiculous outfield assist to end the […]

Harmon returns to the microphone for another 30 minutes of auditory brilliance. — NHL Playoffs (Game 7s) — NBA Playoffs (Tim Duncan and the Spurs, Flopping 101 and more) — MLB (news & notes from fantasyland) — Disney innovations — Kate Upton against Victoria’s Secret and so much more. Listen to internet radio with Swollen […]

Kyuji Fujikawa felt a pop while pitching to Joey Votto on Sunday. On Wednesday, it was confirmed that the former Cubs closer will undergo Tommy John surgery. Speaking of Tommy John surgeries, Dr. Lewis Yocum died on Tuesday from liver cancer. Yocum was the Angels’ team physician for 36 years and was well-known for helping […]

Embattled Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was asked why outfielder Andre Ethier was not in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s matchup against the Brewers. Mattingly’s answer was posted on the am570radio website. He talked of wanting a team that he could “trust would fight and compete the whole day.” The reporter asked about Ethier against specifically, […]

“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

Washington outfielder Bryce Harper crashed into the right field wall while chasing down a flyball off the bat of A.J. Ellis. Harper lay on the field for several minutes receiving attention from the trainers before exiting the game. David Vassegh (@thereal_dv) of FOX Sports Radio advised on Twitter that he’d spoken to agent Scott Boras. […]

Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie claimed his third consecutive victory on Thursday against one of his former teams (Baltimore). Guthrie scattered seven hits and three walks over six innings pitched, allowing a single earned run (two total) to reduce his season ERA to 2.28. He possesses a pedestrian strikeout rate (5.7 per nine innings pitched), […]