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 […]

Harmon’s Podcast 7.31: Harmon’s back to chat up the latest rumor, conjecture and speculation in Major League Baseball about Biogenesis suspensions and A-Rod, divergent enthusiasm about the Baseball and Football Halls of Fame, injury updates and the usual pop culture madness. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel, untouchable in 2012, blew his third save opportunity in his past five tries on Tuesday night against the Reds. Kimbrel allowed two home runs in this outing (Shin-Soo Choo and pinch-hitter Devin Mesoraco) and raised his ERA to 3.38. He’s still striking out batters at a strong pace, but he’s been […]

Welcome to the new world order. This is the first entry in a new series dedicated to the good, bad and ugly of the day’s baseball activity. I’ll peruse the notes in the Twitterverse, monitor local views and get you ready to dominate the office water cooler. Carl Crawford was out of the lineup for […]

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 game of the 2013 Major League Baseball season was played on Sunday night. Everyone’s favorite punching bag, the Houston Astros, defeated the Texas Rangers by a count of 8-2. The number of “take a picture of the standings” Tweets that I read was positively astounding. Those Tweets were immediately followed by a barrage […]