Originally Posted by westofyou
Actually there is.
The Reds as a team have been owned by local owners within a "syndicate" ownership since John Brush sold the team in the early 20th century. One share is the most important as it is the "voting share" and has been owned by such luminaries as The Cox Political Machine (Maintained by Garry Herrmann) Powell Crosley, William DeWitt, Marge and now Bob C.
Brush was the last out of town owner to preside over the Reds.
This Reds team is directly connected to the 1890 Reds of the NL as the 1889 AA Reds "disbanded" to jump leagues.
That's your narrative. Glad that works for you.
My narrative says any team playing baseball professionally in Cincinnati is the same as the current team. Works great for me
I am sure there are Browns fans who think this current Cleveland Brown team is the same as the one from their childhood. There are probably some who don't. Neither is right. Neither is wrong.