Budweiser petitions to make opening day a national holiday


In the great baseball cities of the world there is no day quite like opening day for their beloved baseball teams. In cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis, and Cincinnati many citizens would go as far to call opening day a holiday. The people of these cities know that this is a day which gives them and everyone else a legitimate excuse to miss work, or any other commitments they may have.

Budweiser, being the great company it is, has started a petition to make Baseball’s Opening Day a legitimate real deal national holiday. Budweiser has teamed up with former Cardinal great and MLB Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith in order to make this unofficial holiday a legit one. Smith and Budweiser have petitioned directly to the White House and seem to be extremely serious with their mission.

To get official consideration, Budweiser’s petition must reach one hundred thousand signatures from people who are twenty-one years of age or older. They will also need to reach those one hundred thousand signatures by March 26th.

In my opinion, this might be the greatest idea since the wheel. Opening day is so much more than just a sporting event, opening day is just as American as the fourth a July. This is about celebrating freedom and watching the sport we all love. We all deserve to have a good time with our loved ones while cheering on our favorite ball clubs. And at the end of the day if Columbus Day is worthy of being a national holiday, why wouldn’t opening day be?