Somebody at WGN seems to think the Godfather Of Overwrought’n’Roll singing “Taking Me Out To The Ballgame” is some silver lining on the Cubs’ brutal beating Sunday afternoon at the hands of the Padres.

Repoz, who supplied the link to the above video atrocity, writes “me gets the feeling Tim Warren will not be tracking this down in the future.”

Congrats to the Minnesota Twins, who despite scoring 7 runs in their opening frame Sunday night against the White Sox, still managed to lose, 12-7. Chicago’s Mark Buehrle became the first pitcher in 105 years (and the first AL hurler ever) to record a victory when allowing 7 runs in the first inning. Bobby Jenks struck out the side in the bottom of the 9th for his 11th save.

In CSTB’s periodic bush league updates that are of great comfort to relatives Googling the progress of tomorrow’s stars (and today’s also-rans), I’m happy to report the Round Rock Express recorded a 7-3 win over the Portland Beavers yesterday. Express starter Chris Sampson ran his record to 6-1 with an 8 K, 7 inning outing with one earned run allowed. Dewon Brazleton, making his first Portland appearance since his recent demotion from San Diego, allowed only one hit over 3 innings.

Jared Lansford (RHP) of the Midwest League’s Kane County Cougars, recorded a 7 inning no hitter yesterday in the opener of a doubleheader, a 4-0 defeat of Beloit. The 19 year old right-hander was the 65th overall pick in the 2005 amateur draft. Lansford’s dad, Carney (above), had a 14 year career with California, Oakland and Boston, and won the 1981 AL Batting title while hitting .336 for the Red Sox.