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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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 [...]

“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

I’ve got a good hook for a new commercial. “I’m Yasiel Puig.” The Cuban sensation launched another home run deep into the Los Angeles night on Thursday, his third since being called up by the Dodgers to start the week. Dylan Hernandez write of the Puig phenomenon. Hernandez also reports that Carl Crawford’s hamstring strain [...]

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 [...]

I’ve wondered aloud for some time about the state of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team that has been ravaged by injuries since training camp, and when Yasiel Puig would get the call from Double-A. The call finally came on Monday night when Puig made his debut against the Padres. He rapped out two hits [...]

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, [...]

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. [...]

FOX Sports Radio host Jay Mohr took his show to Dodger Stadium to celebrate the opening of another baseball campaign. You know the comedic chops. If you know Jay’s work at all, you know of his love and passion for sports. Toward the end of the three-hour program, he took a break from the impressions [...]

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Mark McGwire is headed home. The southern California native returned home by signing a deal to become the new hitting coach of the Dodgers. Before he was a member of the U.S. Olympic team or smashing home runs alongside Jose Canseco in Oakland, McGwire was dominating at USC. He’s back to lead the retooled Dodgers [...]

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Yeonis Cespedes, Dayan Viciedo and the The Dodgers reportedly signed Cuban defector Yasiel Puig, a 6-foot-3, 21-year-old outfielder. MLB.com writer Jesse Sanchez reports that the deal is worth an estimated $42 million over seven years and that the Dodgers trumped offers from both Chicago squads. That’s payback for the failed trade attempt to acquire Kevin [...]

Dodgers fans and fantasy owners (self included) came into spring training with a single question about the bullpen. Which pitcher would win the job in camp? And, would he be able to keep it? Cue the circus music. The Dodgers became the latest squad to change out their closer on Monday when it was announced [...]

My jaw almost dropped when I saw the dollar sign on the deal. The long-awaited sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been finalized. The price tag is reportedly in the neighborhood of $2 billion. That’s right. I’ll capitalize the B. Fans across Los Angeles celebrated when it was announced late Tuesday night that the [...]

The evening sports wrap here in Los Angeles routinely takes shots at the sea of blue in Dodger Stadium for 2011 home games. Unless most years when they’d be referencing the caps and t-shirts displaying the logo of this once-iconic franchise, this season has been defined by empty seats. That’s not the case in Dayton, [...]

Mark Cuban, still basking in the glory of the Dallas Mavericks’ NBA Championship, joined TMZ Live to talk about the euphoria and the elephant in the room … Will he jump into the mix and buy the Dodgers if they’re put up for sale? Shawn Marion jumps into the fray as well. Mark Cuban on [...]

Harmon returns with another batch of musings from Inside The Swollen Dome. Included in this episode: – NBA Finals, Game 4 – Watching the Gates — Where are the MLB fans? – USC Stripped of their title. Is Ohio State next? – Von Miller’s tattoos – “The Informant” DVD review – Fantasy Man-Crush of the [...]

Harmon relaunches “Inside The Swollen Dome.” In his first extended ranting session, he rambles on about the NBA Finals (and the LeBron sub-plot), NHL Final, myriad baseball topics (Carlos Zambrano) and the glorious entertainment world. Inside The Swollen Dome, Episode 1