Football dominates American sports but baseball is still the national pastime. Even I, the biggest sports non-fan alive, have a soft spot for the game.
But come on. This is on par with calling for Halloween or Valentine's Day to be an official holiday.
We do need another holiday, but not Opening Day. Instead, all of us, including the 100,000 or so who signed Smith's petition, ought to be kicking our Congresscritters' dragging hindquarters to make Election Day a national holiday. It's a disgrace we don't have it already.