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Budweiser wants to make baseball’s opening day a holiday

Budweiser wants to make baseball’s opening day a holiday

OPENING DAY: Lots of folks celebrate baseball's opening day. Now, Budweiser wants to make opening day a national holiday. Photo: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lots of folks celebrate baseball’s opening day. Now, Budweiser wants to make opening day a national holiday.

Baseball’s official brew has started an online petition drive to declare the start of the Major League Baseball season a day of national observance.

The idea is to collect 100,000 online signatures on the White House website. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Cardinals great Ozzie Smith is leading the promotion.

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