Our nation's pastime could very well have its' own official holiday soon.

Teams are getting back into the swing of things at spring training, schedules are being planned....everyone is always excited to think of baseball season. It's a sure sign of spring, every team gets a do-over and they don't call it America's pastime for nothing.

As excitement builds, there is an interesting question beginning to gather momentum in sports circles.

Should MLB opening day be an official holiday?

Ozzie Smith, the legendary St. Louis Cardinals' short stop and a member of the Hall of Fame says he wants to create some magic for baseball-loving Americans, so he's joined forces with another St. Louis icon and the official beer of Major League Baseball, Budweiser. Their partnership is the driving force behind an initiative that will make a team's season opener an official holiday.

They announced their petition on February 25, and they are hoping for 100,000 signatures under the We The People petitioning program by March 31. That many signatures will force The White House to consider the new official holiday.


If you love our national pastime enough to make MLB's opening day an official holiday, give Ozzie and Budweiser your support. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION.

Tickets for our beloved Detroit Tigers go on sale this Saturday (March 1) at 10 a.m. Opening day is March 31 ,as they start a three game series against the Kansas City Royals.

For more information, including the links to order this season's Tiger's tickets, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Anheuser Busch is doing their part to get signatures. They have committed to running digital ads on ESPN.com and MLB.com to support the petition. You can see one of those ads below.

Budweiser has already gotten busy on the petition drive with another of their standout ads, complete with their legendary Clydesdales.

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