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Budweiser, Ozzie Smith Petition To Make MLB’s Opening Day A National Holiday

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Budweiser and Major League Baseball legend Ozzie Smith are teaming for a campaign to make Major League Baseball opening day a national holiday, according to USA Today.

Budweiser, the official beer of the MLB, and Smith, a former St. Louis Cardinals’ shortstop and a member of the Hall of Fame, announced their petition on WhiteHouse.gov went live Tuesday.

They are hoping for 100,000 signatures by March 31st to support their quest to get a national holiday for opening day, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday.

According to MLB, a recent survey revealed that 22 million Americans call in “sick” from work so they can attend the opening day game. Budweiser said it is running digital ads supporting the petition on ESPN.com and MLB.com.

What do you think? Should MLB opening day be turned into a national holiday?

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