Originally posted on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 2/20/13

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 11: Former MLB player Ozzie Smith and TV personality Kevin Frazier during the MLB All Star Game Celebrity Softball Game at Angels Stadium of Anaheim on July 11, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
You want to feel old?  Like really old?  Well 21 years ago today, Feb 20th 1992, The Simpsons provided FOX with their first ever prime time with the now classic episode "Home At The Bat", besting The Cosby Show and the Winter Olympics from Albertville.  It was a time where Jose Canseco was used unironically and Ozzie Smith, ahem, still had all his Gold Gloves.  Erik Malinowksi of Deadspin wrote an entire retrospective on the episode (LINK HERE), but I wanted to point out the Wizzard's excerpt:   St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith stopped by in early September with his Bart impersonating son Nikko, who himself wound up on Fox television 14 years later as an American Idol finalist. "I knew he was a Simpsons fan and had the Bart thing  down pretty good," Smith told me, "but I didn't know he could do anything like that. " Smith also made sure to work through his script beforehand, unlike his peeved Centerfielder. "I worked on those lines, even though the...
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