Architecture firm wants to make Opening Day an official holiday

No one marks Opening Day quite like the oldest team in Major League Baseball and the city of Cincinnati. One local architecture firm has decided to take steps to make Opening Day an official holiday.

The doors at MSA Architecture will be closed on Opening Day, just like they have been for the last 25 Opening Days.

"It's the official start of summer for me," said David Schuster. "Still spring and some days it's cold or rainy or hot, but its baseball season."

And this season, they decided to take it a step further, creating a website and a petition to make it official. Make Opening Day an official holiday.

"We're not asking schools to take the day off," said Schuster. "Garbage will still be picked up; people's mail will still be delivered."

But the pomp and circumstance of all things Opening Day would be celebrated on an official holiday.

"It's the right thing to do to have Major League Baseball represented as the first official Opening Day as a holiday in the city of Cincinnati," said Mike Schuster.

If you are headed to the parade on Thursday, or the game, keep an eye out for the group wanting to make it official. They will be collecting signatures.

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