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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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 [...]

Harmon returns to the microphone with a bevy of quick-hits across the sporting and entertainment worlds. There were three big injuries in the NFL out of the gate, with Jeremy Maclin, Dennis Pitta and Dan Koppen being lost for the season. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown celebrated this year’s induction ceremony, but crowds [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Harmon’s Blog 7.12 runs through the world of fantasy baseball and Major League Baseball box scores. He knowingly nods to those who watched SharkNado and talks injuries and adult diapers. Yeah, Harmon’s got a little bit for everyone. Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis went 1-for-3 with his major league-leading 34th home run in Thursday’s 3-1 [...]

All-Star Chris Sale of the White Sox was bested by Matt Moore, a 12-game winner who was left off the squad, over the weekend. Sale has received a whopping total of 31 runs of support in 16 starts this season. Rockies starter Roy Oswalt left his weekend outing with a strained hamstring. The veteran hurler [...]

“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 [...]

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

The top headline of the night came from Los Angeles. No, Yasiel Puig didn’t add to his gaudy first-week stats. Rather, the Cuban sensation was at the heart of a bench-clearing donnybrook between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. Fantasy owners should note that Kenley Jansen displaced Brandon League in the closer role and finished off the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]