Few traditions die harder than baseball’s, which brings to mind a perennial bit of hardball wisdom:

What’s the difference between a Fenway Frank and a Yankee Stadium hotdog? You can buy a Yankee Stadium hotdog in October.

But this is about the passing of a baseball tradition, one that honored the game historically and aesthetically in our backyard for the last decade, with little fanfare and, alas, even fewer fans. Let us pause in memory of the lately disbanded Mystic Seaport Oceanics.

The Mystic nine, with their dark blue pants, white shirts emblazoned with a big red anchor and blue pillbox caps with red stripes, played in the Southern New England Vintage Base Ball League, part of the Vintage Base Ball Association. Way back when, in the country days, it was base ball, two words. The Mystic Oceanics was the name of a ball club organized here in 1868…

Read the full article here: Seaport’s Vintage Ball Team Needs A Revival – Steven Slosberg/The Day