Atlanta Braves Harnessing Passion to Compliment Talented Roster

Amanda McCarthyContributor IApril 6, 2009

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 6:   Fans do the tomahawk chop prior to the start of game one of the National League Divisional Series at Turner Field on October 6, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

In order for anyone to find success, passion must be present, and the Atlanta Braves have just that heading into the 2009 Major League Baseball season.

This season, the Braves are looking back to their once baseball dynasty that separated them from the rest of the league. Their improved lineup and bullpen, filled with veteran talent, proves that they have that shot. 

Being passionate about being not only the best team in their division, but the best team in the league, proves that a great season is ahead in Atlanta.

Manager Bobby Cox and hitting coach Terry Pendleton seem to be confident in their decisions the last few months during the offseason.

During Spring Training, the Atlanta Braves proved themselves to be driven with their close second-place stance in the NL during Spring Training. 

While Spring Training isn't the catalyst of the entire season, it sure gives you a good preview as to what is to be expected...passion.