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Smith leading drive to make opening day holiday

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make opening day of the major league baseball season a national holiday.

    The Hall of Fame shortstop is leading a campaign to collect 100,000 signatures within 30 days under the We the People petitioning program, which would trigger a review by the Obama administration. The effort is being backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand.

    ''Coming from St. Louis, of course being such as baseball town, it's sort of an unofficial holiday, opening day, so they thought it would be a good idea for Mr. Smith to just take a trip to Washington,'' Smith said Tuesday during a telephone interview.

    The 59-year-old Smith, known as the ''Wizard of Oz'' for his great glove, played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1982-96 after spending his first four big league seasons. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.


    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20....day.holiday.1st.ld.writethru.0389/index.html

    If Baseball needs an Holiday why not the NFL? Like Super Bowl weekend should be an holiday just like Thanksgiving and Christmas is.
     
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