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Opening Day Should Be a ‘BBQ with Your Friends’ Type of National Holiday

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Opening Day used to be mean something. It was an unofficial holiday, and people from all walks of life would head to the ballpark or crowd around the TV and radio to listen to their local sluggers kickoff another season of baseball.

But somewhere along the way we lost the sense of wonder that accompanied Opening Day. Now it’s just some bullshit where the first baseball games of the season span multiple days and nights. It’s lacking the magic of having all those games packed into a single day, and it’s become way too focused on appeasing TV advertisers rather than being a day of glory for all baseball fans.

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Seeing as we work too damn much in this country as it is, I’m joining with Kingsford Charcoal and the legendary Johnny Bench to put an end to this madness. Let’s #TakeBackOpeningDay. Just look at how angry Johnny Bench is about this:

Let’s make it a national holiday where once again people converge on the ballpark or stay home and barbecue while listening to the game. I think we all need one more day to hang with our friends drinking beer and barbecuing. If you agree, sign this petition.


It is 2016 after all which means the Giants might win the World Series, just like they did the past three even numbered years. Maybe we can use that momentum to collectively take back opening day for 2017.

Sign this petition and let’s give America one more awesome holiday.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford. The opinions and text are all mine.

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