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Ozzie Smith leads holiday campaign

Updated: February 25, 2014, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make opening day of the 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 a baseball town, it's sort of an unofficial holiday, ...

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