Ozzie has been entertaining and educating fans of all ages in and out of Greer Stadium. Whether it's dancing with a lucky fan on top of the dugout or encouraging youngsters to reach for the stars, Ozzie is always a fan favorite. He makes an immediate impact on his audience by promoting crowd enthusiasm and participation.
Bats: Scared Of 'Em
Born: April 11, 2000
Resides: Nashville, TN
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Ozzie took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us for an interview so we could ask him some questions about his fun and exciting life.
First off Ozzie, thank you so much for taking the time to meet with us. We know how busy you are and how you are always on the go and we appreciate this rare opportunity to actually speak with you.
OZZIE: You are very welcome.
We would like to ask you some questions to get to know a little bit more about you to see just how this cat ticks. So first off, where do you live?
OZZIE: I have a beautiful cave that I keep secret from all my paparazzi. It's pretty roomy with all the modern cat amenities. I've got a new state-of-the-art scratching post and everything. I just don't get to spend much time there because I'm always so busy.
You are a pretty busy cat. Not only are you at every single Sounds home game during the season entertaining the fans but you are also doing a lot of things when the season is over, aren't you?
OZZIE: I sure am. I spend most of my time traveling all over the place visiting schools, libraries, hospitals and a ton of other places promoting the Sounds and our exciting Reading Club. I love to entertain kids and adults but I also like to get kids reading and learning more about the world around them. I love reading and I know that all the friends I meet will love reading too.
Do you have a favorite book?
OZZIE: That's a really hard question. There are so many books that I like that it's hard to pick just one as my favorite. I think that every book I read becomes my favorite after I finish it. They are all so fun and full of all kinds of cool things.
Well let's stick with favorites. What is your favorite food?
OZZIE: Well I eat a lot of food, I can tell you that, but my favorite food is ballpark hot dogs. I eat them everyday along with popcorn, peanuts, and, if I'm lucky enough ... funnel cake and ice cream.
Who is your favorite baseball player?
OZZIE: I've known a lot of players over the years and I'm such a huge baseball fan. My two favorite players are Ozzie Smith and Ozzie Guillen.
What kind of music is your favorite?
OZZIE: I like all kinds of music, especially organ music at the ballpark that gets the crowd into the game. I also love to dance so any kind of dance music is good for me. My favorite song is "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". I love the seventh-inning stretch.
So who are your friends here in Nashville?
OZZIE: Oh, I've got friends all over the place. I make new friends everyday as I visit with all the kids at different schools and at baseball games. I meet so many interesting and fun people and can't wait to make more and more friends. I also have a bunch of friends that I work with like T-Rac from the Titans, Gnash from the Predators, and others who visit the stadium during the season like Snowbird from Channel 4 and NewsHound from Channel 5.
Well Ozzie we'd like to thank you again for spending some time with us we know you have to get going. We really appreciate it.
OZZIE: You're welcome. And thank you for visiting with me. Go Sounds!
Due to Ozzie's popularity, he is in high demand for public and private events throughout the year, so be sure to schedule Ozzie soon for a special occasion. For booking information, call the Sounds' office at (615) 690-HITS ext. 124, send us an e-mail, or visit us on the web.