(Kenny, Ozzie and Jerry get their rings on. Not shown, Simon Diamond)

Save for a 4th inning solo shot by Jim Thome, Cleveland’s Jake Westbrook is having little difficulty with the White Sox this afternoon, striking out 4, walking one and scattering 4 hits over 6 innings. Cleveland is leading, 8-1 through 6 1/2, much to the chagrin of a certain big-beaked broadcaster.

Freddy Garcia’s 2006 is off to a rough start ; he took an early shower after allowing 7 earned runs on 9 hits over 4 innings, including a 2 run HR to Indians C Victor Martinez.

Cleveland’s Aaron Boone, perhaps dedicating his season to the memory of brother Bret’s incredibly stupid dye job, is 4 for 4 with 4 RBI’s and a solo HR in the bottom of the 6th.

The always observant Ken Harrelson has noted that today’s clash at the Cell is sold out — an unusual occurance for the 2nd game of the season at ballparks not named Fenway or Wrigley.