John Schlegel from The Official Padres site is on Teddy's show talking about how the mlb.com sites can be just as hard hitting as any other media organization. I guess. He sounds a little too defensive. Like he knows that anything mlb.com is going to be somewhat sterilized and sanitized.
All I know is every season since mlb.com consolidated all the official mlb websites, I've written an e-mail to them telling them how much I dislike it. The official sites used to be really cool. Red Sox had this graphic of Pedro throwing and a voiceover "Welcome to Fenway Park". Yankees had this real intimidating flash intro with a lot of black and the NY logo everywhere. Other clubs had their other things. They had their own personalities. Now the official sites all look exactly the same with different colors. They've all got the same ads and graphics. It's a little sad.