There is a proposal before the body politic to declare a 12th national holiday: Baseball’s Opening Day!
Finally, a cause to unite all Americans. Or not. I suppose we could also make Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday, to keep the balance of American sports, and since federal workers usually don’t have to work on Sundays anyway, it wouldn’t cost anything. Or, if 12 is too many federal holidays–that’s over two weeks of paid vacations–we could move a bunch of the existing ones to Sundays, since that once-sacred day is no longer generally set apart anymore.
So what about Opening Day being a national holiday? Why should our holidays be all about the government, political leaders, unions, and war? Why not a sports day? [Read more...]