03/01/14 - 5:59pm
Let’s raise a glass to those who are proposing that opening day of major league baseball be declared an annual national holiday. Actually, since this is the brilliant idea of the people at Budweiser, let’s raise a can or a bottle — it doesn’t matter. What could be more all-American? Well, perhaps Budweiser could be, since it’s owned by a Belgian company now, but let’s not quibble. Officially shutting down business and the government for the start of the season is not as, uh, batty as it sounds, considering how many people unofficially take the day off already.