February 26, 2014 – 12:46 am
Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith has teamed up with Bud — as in Budweiser, not Bud Selig — in an attempt to make baseball’s Opening Day an official national holiday.
The two St. Louis institutions have teamed up to start a petition with the White House’s “We the People” web program. If 100,000 signatures are collected within 30 days, the petition would be reviewed by the Obama Administration.
This is far from the zaniest idea to be petitioned. In 2011, a petition started by Star Wars fans pushing to government to build a Death Star as a means of economic stimulus got enough signatures to warrant an official, albeit facetious, response. One fairly recent petition that called for the deportation of CNN anchor Piers Morgan failed, although his show just got canceled, so those people probably feel like they’ve won.
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