Baseball is back, and that's a reason to be excited in itself.
Despite that loss, there is plenty of reason to be excited about the 2014 season if you are a Braves fan.
The team returns a young and talented core that won the National League East last season.
On paper, this team should once again compete for a division title with the opportunity to advance in the postseason.
Here's an optimistic view on the Braves upcoming 2014 season.