Originally Posted by Chip R
We need our myths too. Like the one that the 1869 Red Stockings are the ancestors of the current Reds franchise.
Hey now, I like that myth. I need a screen name, you know.
In all honesty, the 1869 Red Stockings are
the spiritual ancestors of this franchise. The Reds would not be here without them and the name of the modern day franchise is a direct reflection of that fact. Now, if you really want to make your head hurt, consider this fact: The 1869 Red Stockings are now the Atlanta Braves.