Hall of Famer wants Opening Day to be a national holiday

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baseballHall of Famer shortstop Ozzie Smith is going to Washington. Ozzie Smith is teaming up with Budweiser to make MLB Opening Day a national holiday. Fans twenty-one and older may visit and sign an online petition.

If the petition gets one-hundred thousand signatures in thirty days, the White House has to respond. Smith’s campaign strategy includes an online video series that will highlight the significance of the day.

Smith, nicknamed “The Wizard of Oz”, adds at least twenty-two million have played hooky from school or work to watch America’s favorite pastime.


1 Comment

  • Steve

    Well, I wouldn't mind a baseball holiday per say but baseball is not our national past time anymore and I'd rather see 9/11 honoured first or a day to remember those who've struggled with illness like cancer, heart disease, Crohn's disease,etc. Those folks who struggle and have died with chronic illnesses should be acknowledged with a day off. Just my two cents.

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