All’s quiet on the western front so far…thanks for the supportive emails, everyone.

Mike Fine has a look at Bronson Arroyo and the Red Sox preparing to face the Rockies tonight. Eric Wilbur hopes Arroyo doesn’t get pounded in the thin air of Coors field. Old School Alan Greenwood thinks it’s time to do away with the DH and Interleague play. Joe Haggerty looks at the impending return of Trot Nixon.

The View From Out Of Town:

Out in Colorado, Woody Paige does a comparison of the Red Sox and (in his eyes, woeful) Rockies. Tracey Ringolsby says the Red Sox are a hot ticket out at Coors Field.

They’re already getting worked up in San Francisco for the Red Sox/Giants this weekend. Henry Schulman looks at the two franchises and the 1912 World Series. (Warning, Shaughnessy quotes within that article.) Notably:

"People are very self-absorbed here," Shaughnessy said. "They're like teenagers. They don't think about the woes of their parents, they just think about themselves and maybe see a correlation with the Cubs.