Should “Opening Day” be a national holiday?

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(KPLR) - Major League Baseball's Opening Day should be a national holiday.  Cardinals fans have been saying it for decades.  It's already a local holiday sort of. Now there's a national push to get it done.

The pride of St. Louis  "Budweiser" and Cardinal Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith are teaming up to try and get it done.   He joined us live from Roger Dean Stadium where the Cardinals are in Spring Training.

There's a petition that needs 100,000 signatures within 30 days to warrant Administration review and a response from the White House.

Baseball fans 21 and older will be encouraged to visit   to join the cause before Opening Day on Monday, March 31.