Ozzie Smith Trying To Make Opening Day A National Holiday


A petition to make MLB’s Opening Day a national holiday is trying to make it’s way to the White House. Of course it needs 100,000 signatures for the White House to formally respond so spread the word. A link to the petition is below.

Here’s Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com with the details:

Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith is heading out on the campaign trail for the next 30 days. His platform? To turn Major League Baseball’s Opening Day into a national holiday.

Smith announced the initiative on Tuesday and has partnered with St. Louis-based company Budweiser to get a petition to the White House before the 2014 season opens in full on Monday, March 31. He will, however, need plenty of support in getting the proposal all the way to the White House.

You can go here to sign the petition. Fair warning: it requires you to make a white house account. However, it only takes 30 seconds of your day.