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Baseball Killed Opening Day. Join Legend Johnny Bench and Kingsford to #TakeBackOpeningDay

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For more than 100 years Opening Day has been our unofficial national afternoon off. The moment when “wait ‘til next year” becomes “this is our year.” But not anymore.

With an eye clearly fixed on television ratings and revenue, Opening Day has become Opening Days. Three days to be exact.  And “day”, in many cases, actually means the more TV friendly “night,” in effect depriving millions of people of a reason to gather their friends and family, ignore their work or school responsibilities and head down to the old Ballyard. 

This won’t do.  

That’s why we’re asking you to rally with us. We are asking the powers that be to let TV rule every other night of the season, but let Opening Day remain Opening DAY.

30 Teams. 15 Stadiums. One Glorious Afternoon.

To sweeten the deal, the folks at Kingsford are making this offer. If baseball steps up and goes back to the traditional Opening Day, Kingsford will step up and do what it does best. If all 30 teams open on one afternoon next year, we’ll host public barbecues for each game.

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