[Inside Spring Training raw #17]

Raw footage for "Inside Spring Training." This tape features footage of Bill Veeck and his White Sox management colleagues in a hotel room in Sarasota, Florida during a bout of rainy weather at spring training. Motel Fever #4.

00:10Copy video clip URL Veeck eats a snack while they continue to discuss and joke about their dilemma of being rained out of playing ball.

03:24Copy video clip URL Veeck recommends calling the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce and proposing this as a positive business venture for the island of Puerto Rico. Roland Hemond, of the White Sox, notes that he has a contact that he’ll follow up by calling. They drink beers, watch TV, and converse about various topics while Hemond makes the phone call.

09:10Copy video clip URL Kojak begins, which gets their attention, as Veeck turns up his hearing aids.  Hemond gets off the phone with a local restaurant manager, who reports that they are closing the kitchen for the night.  They continue watching Kojak intently as tape ends.

12:37Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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