Originally Posted by westofyou
That's more happy birthday to professional baseball, that team disbanded and most of them moved to Boston and eventually became the Boston NL team.
Maybe it's more of an honor for the city than the organization. I think Cincinnati has more of a "spiritual" claim to the birthday than the Cincinnati disbanded alumni-Boston-Milwaukee-Atlanta-Ted Turner-AOL-Time Warner Braves.
I'ts like saying you have the actual hatchet George Washington used to cut down the cherry tree (but it's had two new heads and three new handles.)