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The World Series ended on Wednesday night with the Boston Red Sox vanquishing postseason Michael Wacha and the Cardinals in front of a raucous home crowd at Fenway Park. There’s just something about the Dunkin’ Donuts signs out there … Anyway, David Waldstein of “The New York Times” spins a tale of the legendary voices [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

It appears that news has gotten worse for St. Louis closer Jason Motte. His injury was originally diagnosed as a “mild strain,” but it appears that there is more significant ligament damage that will force Motte onto the operating table. If Motte is unable to begin throwing by May 1, Tommy John surgery could be [...]

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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On Wednesday night, the Braves earned a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals. They remain 7 1/2 games behind first-place Philadelphia (Cliff Lee earned his 15th win of the year), but sit a full 8 1/2 games ahead of St. Louis for the NL Wild Card. The story of the day was the longball launched [...]

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

I was set to begin the daily podcast that John Halpin & I do each day on BlogTalkRadio when news broke of Adam Wainwright’s elbow injury. Any thoughts of business as usual and trucking through the divisional overviews went to the wayside. Wainwright reportedly felt a tug in his elbow during Monday’s workout and was [...]