(KTVI) - Major League Baseball's Opening Day should be a national holiday. Cardinals fans have been saying it for decades. It's already a local holiday sort of. Now there's a national push to get it done.
The pride of St. Louis "Budweiser" and Cardinal Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith are teaming up to try and get it done. He joined us live from Roger Dean Stadium where the Cardinals are in Spring Training.
"I like that idea," says Erin Prange.
"You'd go for that?" asks Patrick Clark.
"Yeah I would," says Prange.
There's a petition that needs 100,000 signatures within 30 days to warrant Administration review and a response from the White House.
Unlike other petitions that want to deport Justin Bieber or get the white house to release the recipe for the home brewed honey ale, this one stands a good chance with fans.
"My girlfriends and I have gone to opening day for years and years and years," says Christy Roberts. "A lot of my girlfriends have season tickets and I always take off work."
"I think people do that unofficially anyways," says Fernando Bermudez. "There are a lot of sick days being taken off on that day so why not make it official. Take it out of the back room and make it up front."
And for a petition that only began by word of mouth Friday morning at 8am, by dinner, already had more than 12,000 signatures.
"Especially in a place like St. Louis where everybody loves baseball and it's such a signature mark of our city," says Prange. "I think it's appropriate."
I'm sure some would drink to that, especially if they had that honey ale recipe.