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“Make Opening Day a Holiday” campaign goes to White House

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"Make Opening Day a Holiday” campaign

(KTVI)- Major League Baseball’s Opening Day a holiday? Apparently baseball fans agree with Ozzie Smith and Budweiser.  The “Make Opening Day a Holiday” campaign has gotten the 100,000 signatures necessary to send it to the White House.

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The campaign launched less than thirty days ago by Budweiser. Cardinals Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith serves as the face of the campaign that asked people to sign a WhiteHouse.gov petition honoring Opening Day as a day of national observance via presidential proclamation.

It could take up to 60 days for a decision to be made.

This year’s MLB Opening Day is on March 31. Budweiser, the league’s official beer by the way, will be delivering 2,000 kegs of day-fresh draught Budweiser beer to MLB cities and stadiums across the country next week.

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