Braves moving forward after collapse

Late-season fade overshadowed by Red Sox's meltdown, but Atlanta hurt by fold

Originally Published: November 4, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The 2011 Atlanta Braves finished the season with one of the most demoralizing collapses in baseball history, but you have to admire the way they took their lumps and disappeared without subjecting America to too much drama or internal anguish. With the exception of a coaching change here and a few early Hot Stove moves there, the Braves have pressed forward with a minimum of handwringing, vitriol or clubhouse intrigue.

The manager is still gainfully employed, and the general manager is still ...

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