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

Harmon’s Podcast 7.23 puts him back behind the microphone to discuss the Ryan Braun suspension and the state of Major League Baseball. Results can be achieved through better chemistry and, let’s face it, there’s a ridiculous financial incentive to discover the next great thing. But, Major League Baseball will not be deterred. The question of […]

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 […]

I shan’t belabor the point. I wrote about this subject on the Dome early Sunday morning as it was announced and as Chicago reliever Carlos Marmol’s Wikipedia page was corrupted . Marmol was officially removed from the closer role in Chicago. He allowed earned runs in each of his first three appearances, including a two-home […]

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 […]

On Sunday, many articles were written about the omission of Bryce Harper from the National League All-Star team and the online push to vote him into the final spot began. Fans in Chicago are still trying to figure out how catcher A.J. Pierzynski was left off of the squad by Texas manager Ron Washington. Washington […]

Harmon had the chance to briefly catch up with Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan during Super Bowl week in Dallas. They roll through a number of topics in the conversation, including Neftali Feliz, catcher Mike Napoli and the team’s signings of Brandon Webb and Dave Bush. Nolan Ryan Visits w/ Harmon

The reigning AL Rookie of the Year saved 40 games last season. Neftali Feliz forced early drafters to sit up and take notice on Thursday. Feliz started Thursday’s game against the Indians and pitched two scoreless innings (36 pitches). He struggled with his control in the first inning, but eventually pitched out of a jam […]

It was assumed all along that Cliff Lee would be wowed by a huge contract and make the trek up to the East coast to join the Yankees. Lee will still move North for the 2011 season but, in a shocker, he returns to Philadelphia. The Phillies now boast baseball’s version of “The Four Horsemen.” […]