Today is the day it's especially great to be an A's fan. This is the one day all year where it's not so important that wearing green and gold makes you look like a jaundiced leprechaun. Why? Because as you proudly wear your A's regalia today, you are exempt from the pinching that awaits fans of nearly every other team. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've already started to pay homage to the Irish by downing a pint of whiskey before breakfast. Well, it's off to school for me now to teach impressionable middle school children. Enjoy the game, which features a "futures" matchup of Dan Meyer and Jared Weaver.