I have always wondered who the National League equivalent of the Orioles would be. My conclusion: The Cinncinati Reds. Both play in cities with a ton of Baseball history; Cinncinati being home to the first professional Baseball club, the Cinncinati Red Stockings and Baltimore being the birthplace of Babe Ruth as well as home to John McGraw's Orioles. Both are cities with both northern and southern identities. Both have icons that are hometown heroes, Pete Rose and Cal Ripken Jr., both had dynastic clubs throughout the 70's. Both are struggling to live up to their past glory.