MLB Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith joins Dr. Rick Lehman and Claibs to discuss what he considers to be his greatest accomplishment playing baseball, his injuries, staying in shape after his playing career, nutrition and weight training, changes in rehab over the years and more. Presented by Ermi, whose mission is to help severe motion loss patients get back to the activities that make their lives complete.
"Style and Flair": A Conversation with Ozzie Smith
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To celebrate the start of the 2021 baseball season, legendary Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith joins the boys to talk about the 25th anniversary of the popular "Homer at the Bat” episode of “The Simpsons”, where his famous backflip came from, growing up in Southern California with Eddie Murray and the one team he would’ve liked to have played for. Episode originally aired July 14, 2017.
Dominic sits down with Ozzie Smith, 15x MLB All-Star and Hall of Fame shortstop, to discuss his path to the major leagues. Ozzie, a recipient of 13 consecutive Gold Glove Awards, reflects on his playing days with the St. Louis Cardinals. Ozzie helped lead the Cardinals to three World Series, including a championship in 1982. Ozzie accumulated 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases during his career, and won the National League Silver Slugger Award as the best-hitting shortstop in 1987. In this conversation, Dominic and Ozzie discuss switch-hitting, the importance of team chemistry for championship aspirations, and the story behind Ozzie's trademark backflip.
In the second hour, Mark Grote was joined by Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith to discuss his career, the origin story of his signature backflip, his trade to the Cardinals and his history against the Cubs. The crew then heard sound from White Sox manager Rick Renteria, who was on Inside the Clubhouse on Saturday. Later, Grote shared the latest update on the negotiations between the Marquee Sports Network and Comcast regarding a carriage deal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Host Bill Donohue begins the show talking with Hall-of-Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith, who discusses his career and tells some interesting baseball stories. Then Bill welcomes former Islanders goaltender Kelly Hrudey, who talks about his career in the NHL and his time with the Isles.
Known for his back flips when he would take the field, Ozzie Smith excited fans with the energy he would bring to the field. However, Ozzie is more than the sum of all of his accomplishments. He is a man of integrity, hard work ethic, and discipline. He shares with us that you only get out of something what you put in. You know what to do, sit back, relax, and get your pens ready!