The Braves were happy to talk about the Dodgers, though. They did not drop the "shock the world" cliche, but they wasted no time suggesting no one outside the clubhouse would pick them against a team that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called "the media-darling Dodgers."
"We get no love from anyone," Braves catcher Gerald Laird said.
Click on the story; it's a good read. The quote that might draw the most interest in the Dodgers' clubhouse is this one: "We think we can beat anybody, whether it's [Clayton] Kershaw or whoever."
The speaker: pitcher Kris Medlen, who will oppose Kershaw in Game 1.