With baseball season fast approaching, so are your efforts to put together some PTO for Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. The fine folks over at Budweiser are trying to make sure that will never happen again.
The King of Beers wants to make baseball’s opening day a national holiday. They’re seeking 100,000 signatures on a White House petition to make it happen. You can sign the petition HERE (must be 21 to sign). Opening Day is March 31 and Budweiser, who will be running ads for the campaign on MLB.com and ESPN.com, hope to have the signatures before then.
Tim Brosnan, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of business let everyone know that this is a serious campaign, not intended for publicity, but rather just making sure baseball fans everywhere can relax under the beautiful spring sunshine and tip back a few cold ones while watching America’s pastime.
“Millions of baseball fans already consider Opening Day to be an unofficial national holiday, so we’re pleased that our longtime partner, Budweiser, along with Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith have taken the steps to formalize it. Commissioner Selig always reminds us that Opening Day brings hope and faith to fans across the country. We know this will be a special year for Major League Baseball and Budweiser’s efforts to recognize Opening Day in this fashion starts the season with a fitting salute.”
Baseball will be here before we know it and hopefully we aren’t trapped behind our desks when that day comes.
[via St. Louis Post-Dispatch]