St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- Cardinal legend and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith joined NewsChannel 5 at their pep rally at Joe Buck's for Cardinals Opening Day.

Smith had a few words to say about what opening day means in St. Louis, and talked about how special it was.

Smith says that since retiring, he has been thrilled to have the opportunity to join in on the excitement of opening day with fans.

He also said thatwhen hewas aplayer, a little rain wouldn't have put a damper on anything, as opening day in St. Louis is special and unlike anywhere else.

Watch the video in the player above to view the full interview.

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