It has been a long winter for the this-is-why-we-chop faithful.
After an epic collapse to finish the 2011 season, Braves fans around the country are looking for relief during opening week, 2012. Although the season is only through its first series, the Braves are picking up right where they left off last year. While Liberty Media is keeping the choke-hold on spending, the Braves only managed to make minor changes, bringing in the likes of Juan Fransisco, Chad Durbin and Livan Hernandez.
There are many reasons for Braves fans to be optimistic about the 2012 campaign, but there are also many early signs that cause worry.
Here are the five reasons it's okay to overreact.