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I saw a link to this interview on my Twitter account earlier. Joey Votto, slugger for the Cincinnati Reds and interviewed while dressed as a Mountie, was on “Intentional Talk” on MLB Network. With fond memories of the “Dudley Do-Right” cartoon and “The Lumberjack Song” from Monty Python, how could I ignore such a headline?

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 [...]

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It’s an indelible image of the Fall Classic. Mike Piazza’s bat was shattered as he swung at a Roger Clemens pitch. Part of the bat barrel went toward the mound, and Clemens famously threw the sharp piece in Piazza’s direction. Well, that’s not the end of the story. What happened to the bat? Jeff Mangold, [...]

As parents, we constantly test systems by which to communicate information and have it pass over the radar of the children. Think about it. You’re pushing information about trips, doctor visits (shots!), playdates and so on, trying to have a conversation between coloring sessions or watching bad children’s programming. Sometimes, the children are in on [...]

Call me a nerd. I love to watch shows about how things work. Those who have followed my ranting on this site and FOX Sports Radio and past stops in the media world know that I love to cook. I’m able to claim some proficiency in chemistry by doing so (pad your stats). I don’t [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Harmon’s back at the microphone for the ITSD Podcast 6.17 – talking Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, a bit of MLB and “Wins” with the usual potpourri of pop culture brilliance. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

It’s time for ITSD: Harmon’s Podcast 6.13 . Today, I’m talking Stanley Cup Final and Andrew Shaw’s game-winner — “The Pinball Wizard” — NBA Finals Game 4, Jason Kidd’s new job and summer movies. Lock it in. 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 [...]

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 [...]

We are in that portion of the season where pitching rotations have been ravaged by injuries. No team has been hit as hard by injuries as the St. Louis Cardinals, who promoted 21-year-old Michael Wacha to pitch Thursday’s game against the Royals. He allowed one earned run on two hits in seven innings while striking [...]

Harmon returned to the microphone to chat up the NBA and NHL Playoffs, MLB, Michael Crabtree, “Beat The Streak” and life-saving technology. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

As longtime readers know, I grew up on the South Side. Yes, it needs to be capitalized. The White Sox have long turned to trainer Herm Schneider to monitor player health, and his ability to rehab players is the stuff of baseball legend (Bo Jackson, anyone?). Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports wrote a piece chronicling [...]

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

I do regular radio spots in Baltimore, and we’ve long talked about Jim Johnson’s ability to close out games for the Orioles without possessing a dominant strikeout punch. Johnson’s strikeout rate has improved markedly in 2013, but his hit rate has also soared. In his past three appearances (all blown saves), the Baltimore closer has [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Did you bet the Derby favorite? Did you spend your hard-earned dollars on Saturday’s Mayweather PPV? If you enjoy yourself a good Mint Julep, you can dole out a cool $1,000 and procure a beautiful cup. Yu Darvish didn’t extend his modest winning streak against the Red Sox on Sunday. He did, however, rack up [...]

Harmon returns to the microphone, free and clear to roam the worlds of sports, entertainment and pop culture. In this episode, Harmon slams the Knicks’ funeral plans and talks about the big topics affecting the NBA Playoffs. Mark Jackson, anyone? The Thunder employed the intentional foul strategy against the Rockets … and failed miserably. Harmon [...]

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 [...]

Harmon returned to blogtalkradio.com to discuss Monday night’s action in the NBA Playoffs, MLB milestones and struggles, fantasy heroes and duds, a busy night in Chicago, NFL mock drafts and have a chuckle with Peyton Manning and Shane Battier. Have a listen. Have a chuckle. Mock my brain freeze as I struggle to say “hallucinogenics.” [...]