Apr 6, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of Rangers Ballpark as a B-1 bomber flies over during the national anthem prior to theTexas Rangers playing against the Chicago White Sox during opening day at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith has teamed up with Budweiser to make Major League Baseball Opening Day a national holiday. They have started a petition for fans to sign. Once the petition has reached 100,000 signatures by March 26, Ozzie Smith will then take it to the White House and the President.
I don’t know about you, but I have always thought Opening Day should be a holiday. There is something special about that day. No matter your age or if your team is playing that day you’re filled with excitement. You know that Opening Day brings new hope for a better season and bigger plays. Even if you stay home to watch your Texas Rangers Opening Day game, you probably call in sick, get together with friends (who have also caught the “fever”) and enjoy America’s Pastime.
Baseball is a game filled with tradition and rich history. Everyone has a story of when they fell in love with baseball. People love to argue and debate over which team is better, who had the better stats, who was the greatest of all time. However, baseball brings people together.
Baseball fans are like a family. We argue, we yell at our televisions; however, when all is said and done we have each other’s backs. I. LOVE. BASEBALL. So please, go here to sign the petition and help baseball make history by having Opening Day declared a national holiday.