Saturday, March 1, 2014

Day 335: Baseball's Opening Day a National Holiday? Yes, Please!

Baseball is the one sport where its Opening Day always seems fall on a weekday and the games are played in the afternoon—you know, when people are at work and kids are at school. So naturally, that day sees in an increase in workplace sickness and kiddos playing parent-approved hooky. Because seriously, who doesn't want to be at the ballpark on a crisp spring day in April?

It's a true sign that spring has sprung and summer is fast on its heels. The pomp and circumstance of Opening Day, the buzz of a ballpark, the sights, the sounds, the smell of popcorn and hotdogs. And how do they get the grass so green so early in April? It's a special day that deserves special recognition.

Baseball is America's Pastime. What would be more friggin' patriotic than if Opening Day was a national holiday? Well, Budweiser (now officially my new favorite beer for their part in this) launched an ad campaign featuring Hall of Fame shortstop, Ozzie Smith to get people to sign the petition. All we need is 100,000 signatures by March 26th. I would even be willing to trade in a holiday to make this happen. Take back Patriots Day and give us Opening Day. It's even in the same month!!

If that video doesn't get you pumped for calling in sick on Opening Day, I don't know what will.

Just think, no more having to make up some lame sickness in order to get the day off—even if you're not going to make it to the actual ballpark and you're just planning to sit on your couch and watch the game. And then you feel bad the next day when people ask how you're feeling and you have to come up with a reason why you're miraculously better the next day. *cough* Not that I've ever done this before, so I'm only assuming this is what happens. *cough*

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION TO MAKE OPENING DAY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY!! Doooooooooooo it!! All the cool kids are signing!

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