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National pastime, national holiday?

National pastime, national holiday?
Fans listen to the National Anthem during the Los Angeles Dodgers' Opening Day baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium, Monday, April 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Baseball fans have now stepped up to the proverbial plate, gathering enough signatures for a campaign to make Major League Baseball's Opening Day a national holiday.

The petition for Budweiser's "Make Opening Day a Holiday" campaign was launched Feb. 24 with support from Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith.   

Fans are trying to get President Barack Obama to declare Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season a day of national observance.

The deciding signature, No. 100,000, came from from a person in San Marcos, Calif.

The decision now goes to the White House, where it may take up to 60 days. The petition will remain live on whitehouse.gov until then.

The Dodgers and Diamondbacks opened the regular season over the weekend in Australia, but Opening Day for most teams in Monday, March 31.

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