Wednesday Wangdoodles

Today's links won't bite. Or bark. Unless you back them into a corner. Don't back them into a corner.

  • If you're in the Bay Area tonight, be sure and catch "Out: The Glenn Burke Story" on CSN Bay Area. Here's Jon Weisman's review.

  • Matt Klaasen looks at catcher defense rankings.

  • Bill Baer. Ryan Howard. Heat maps. Five-year, $125 million contract. Uh-oh.

  • Well, it's official: Big League Chew is Made in the USA (with local news video!).

  • I agree with 'Duk about the Indians' new road jerseys: They're nice, but if you're going to do something, why not go all the way?

  • Oddly, the owner of the A's is just like the rest of us: He doesn't have any idea what Bud Selig's committee is doing, either.

  • Joe Posnanski. Selig. Abner Doubleday. The Easter Bunny. If you've been following along, you probably already know what comes next.

  • I don't know exactly what it means. But it sure is pretty (especially if you're a Giants fan, or Buster Posey).

  • On the other hand, this ain't so pretty (unless you're Pablo Sandoval, or Willie Wonka).

  • Interesting discussion (mostly in the comments) about the projections in the Bill James Handbook (if you're into that sort of thing).

  • And finally, another essential bit from Bill, over at The Platoon Advantage: why it's not the DH that makes the American League better in interleague games.