This tape features a 1984 episode of "Time Out," a weekly sports program that is hosted by a number of Chicago area journalists and sportscasters. This week's commentators are award winning sports columnist John Schulian, WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University's Men's Basketball team Kenny McReynolds, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and former NBA star John Mengelt.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a countdown and promos.
00:29Copy video clip URL Opening sequence for the program,
00:52Copy video clip URL Dissolve into a shot of the four commentators in the back room on the set of “Time Out.” The narrator gives a brief overview of the program which includes: a commentary from Bill Veeck, interviews with Chicago Cubs and White Sox players about the use of the “brush back” pitch, an interview with the American League’s Assistant Supervisor of Umpires Bill Haller, and a visit to the Chicago Bulls rookie training camp.
01:34Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who begin to talk about the Chicago Cubs winning season up to that point. They also talk about the Chicago White Sox and their losing streak. This leads into a segment featuring a number of Chicago sports fans weighing in on what they would ask of those of involved in the sports world and what kind of sports content they would like to see more of on television.
04:28Copy video clip URL On a clear summer day at the Daley Center in Chicago, sports fans talk about some of the questions they have for local athletes and administrators in the sports world. Fans also cite some of the sporting events that they would like to see televised.
05:38Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who begin to debate about the rule of the “brush back” pitch in baseball. This eventually cuts into a segment featuring a number of Cubs and Sox players giving their opinion on the matter.
07:20Copy video clip URL Current Chicago baseball players and veterans talks about the use of the “brush back” pitch in baseball.
11:34Copy video clip URL Cut to an interview with the American League’s Assistant Supervisor of Umpires Bill Haller. Bill Veeck asks Haller about the “brush back” rule and how it affects the game. Haller calls for the need for baseball officials to sit down and develop a different interpretation for the rule. Veeck also asks Haller whether he believes the umpires of the past were better than the umpires of today. Veeck and Haller continue to talk about the issue for several minutes.
16:36Copy video clip URL Cut to the “Time Out Sports Almanac” segment.
17:34Copy video clip URL The four commentators begin to talk about the Chicago Bears in the pre-season, the latest in both college football news and horse racing at Arlington Park. This leads into a segment on the Chicago Bulls rookie training camp.
19:50Copy video clip URL McReynolds interviews a number of rookie and second year Bulls players. Footage from the players scrimmaging at the training camp is intercut with the interviews.
21:52Copy video clip URL Cut back to Mengelt as he introduces a commentary from Bill Veeck.
22:15Copy video clip URL Bill Veeck sits down with a “Time Out” correspondent to talk about the possible installation of lights at Wrigley Field. Veeck talks about Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and the major networks’ decision to have the World Series be broadcast during prime time hours. The only problem with the decision is that if the Cubs make it to the World Series, lights would have to be installed at Wrigley Field. Veeck also states that Cubs fans are “daytime fans” and that they are entitled to see the Cubs play the World Series at their time and not the networks’ prime time.
25:42Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who continue to debate the issue before making their predictions for the week. This is then followed by the credits and a promo.
28:56Copy video clip URL Tape ends.