Braves stay mostly intact from year ago

Despite September's epic collapse, Atlanta decided not to make any big changes

Originally Published: February 21, 2012
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- They are two teams that wear the same scars, feel the same pain, share nearly identical places in dubious baseball history.

You will find them on the same page in your Greatest Collapses in History record books. But that's where the similarities between the 2011-12 Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves diverge. Has anybody else noticed that?

In Boston, blood flowed. Fingers were pointed. Heroes turned to villains overnight. The manager: gone. The general manager: ...

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