How ’bout half a holiday?

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has a request for employers in the St. Louis area: take it easy on your workers who may be taking a mini-holiday today.

Asked if Opening Day should be a holiday in St. Louis, the manager stopped a bit short or arguing that point — but did issue a plea for leniency.

“I think it should be unofficial, because you don’t want to make it official,” La Russa said. “But if I was an employer, I certainly wouldn’t get upset if somebody was missing. They could come in and work at night. Or early in the morning. I’d make it a three- or four-hour pass. Work in the morning, work after the game, get your eight hours in. It’s not that tough.”
–Matthew Leach

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