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.
00:24Copy video clip URL Opening sequence for the program.
00:47Copy 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 on the Chicago Cubs’ winning season, a look at the 1984 U.S. Open, and a look at what the Kenosha Twins have brought to the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
01:27Copy video clip URL The four commentators begin by talking about the Chicago Cubs and their winning season up to that point, focusing on the team’s recent performances on the road. The four go on to talk about the Chicago White Sox’s poor season as well. This cuts into a collection of interviews with White Sox fans compiled at Comiskey Park.
04:43Copy video clip URL White Sox fans discuss the possibility for a “September Miracle” for the South Side team. Many give their opinions on how the Sox could rally late in the season, but do not seem too positive that will happen.
05:36Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Bill Veeck behind the bar commenting on both the Cubs’ winning season and the poor playing of the White Sox. Veeck believes that the White Sox were too complacent throughout the first half of the season and lists the qualities a winning team should have. “Two things are very important, really three. First you must not be complacent if you’re going to win. You have to have hungry ball players. The Sox don’t. Second, your young ball players must have their best year to date and your veterans must have a last hurrah. … And the third thing you must have is the fortune of being without injury.” Veeck goes on to state that both the White Sox and the Cubs will change a few things during this last quarter of the season.
09:06Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who continue to talk about the Chicago Cubs’ team. They also talk about pitcher Tom Seever of the White Sox and remark on his strong season. Shortly afterwards, McReynolds begins to talk about the Chicago Bears and their superb defensive line. The four go on to talk about the recent college football happenings in and around the Big Ten league.
13:06Copy video clip URL Cut to the “Time Out Sports Almanac” segment.
14:03Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Fran Spielman and Ray Sons. Sons had just returned from a trip to the U.S. Open. The two talk about what took place at the tournament.
17:01Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Schulian at the bar introducing a segment on the story of former Minor League pitcher Bob Lee’s quest to bring a professional baseball team to Kenosha, Wisconsin.
17:24Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Lee who talks about the positivity that the team has brought to the Kenosha area. Players and administrators talk about the community aspect of the ball club.
22:11Copy video clip URL The four commentators continue to talk about Bob Lee, his work in Kenosha, and the need for Minor League Baseball. This cuts into an interview with Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago White Sox.
23:44Copy video clip URL Reinsdorf talks about his ownership of the White Sox and the credibility that comes with owning a Major League ball club.
25:18Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who go on to make their predictions for the week. The credits roll shortly afterwards and are followed by a promo.
28:54Copy video clip URL Tape ends.