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Baseball legend Smith helps Blues fans get fired up for Game 2 with video

Hall of Fame shortstop shows support for St. Louis in Stanley Cup Final

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The St. Louis Blues called on a Wizard to help their Stanley Cup run.

Ozzie Smith, the Hall of Fame shortstop who played 15 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, recorded a video to fire up Blues fans ahead of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

Tweet from @Cardinals: And now, a message from the @STLWizard: pic.twitter.com/chn9H8F59u

Smith, known as "The Wizard of Oz" for his exceptional fielding that earned him 13 Gold Glove Awards, is one of the most beloved athletes in St. Louis sports history. He said he "loves watching the Blues" and was hoping to hear their Stanley Cup Playoff anthem "Gloria" by the game's end.

Tweet from @STLWizard: LGB! LGB! #PlayGloria https://t.co/cIP0C6d6oh

Smith became the latest St. Louis sports hero to lend his support to the Blues' Stanley Cup Playoff run, but he wasn't the only notable Cardinals staffer to show support for the Blues before Game 2. St. Louis employees also wore Blues gear to work Wednesday.

Tweet from @Cardinals: Let's Go Blues!#TeamSTL pic.twitter.com/zrYxVd7yoo

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