Time Out, episode 131

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 black screen, countdown, and promos.

00:47Copy video clip URL Opening sequence for the program.

01:10Copy video clip URL Dissolve into a shot of the four commentators in the back room on the “Time Out” set. The narrator gives a brief overview of the program which includes: a commentary from Bill Veeck showcasing his thoughts on left-handers in baseball, a visit with the minor league team the Kenosha Twins, and an interview with Northwestern Wildcats Coach Dennis Green.

01:54Copy video clip URL Cut to the four commentators who begin the program by debating over participatory sports and spectator sports. This leads into a segment featuring interviews with a group of amateur volleyball players who gather at Lincoln Park every week to play the game.

03:58Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of a group of players going at it on the volleyball court. Many players chime in about what drives them to play the game and emphasize the fact that it is a great social and fitness tool.

04:59Copy video clip URL Cut back to McReynolds and Spielman as they sit down with Northwestern Wildcats Coach Dennis Green. In the interview, the three talk about the team’s contention in the Big Ten League, what recruitment is like for a prominent private school, and how Green believes the team will perform this year.

09:55Copy video clip URL Cut to the “Time Out Sports Almanac” segment.

11:02Copy video clip URL Cut to a commentary from Bill Veeck on left handers in baseball. Veeck believes that there is a conspiracy against left handed people in baseball and talks about how the game caters to the right handed players. He also states that the shortstop position should be played by a left hander. This is a relatively amusing commentary from Veeck, who finishes by calling for all left handed people to arise together. “But I will say one thing: Our day will come. And in the meantime, left handers of the world arise. You have nothing to lose but your worthless rights.”

14:13Copy video clip URL The four commentators begin to talk about the Chicago Cubs left hander Thad Bosley. This cuts into some old footage of Bosley from the 1978 Chicago White Sox Spring Training camp.

15:09Copy video clip URL Bosley is seen working hard at spring training and fraternizing with his teammates. He is also briefly interviewed by the camera operator. This is followed by footage of Bosley hard at work on the field for the Cubs. McReynolds also speaks with Bosley at Wrigley Field. McReynolds asks Bosley about what he brings to the team, his future aspirations for baseball, and his budding music career.

17:52Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who begin to talk about Minor League Baseball. The “Time Out” crew travels to Simmons Field in Kenosha, Wisconsin to speak with the Minor League team from Kenosha.

19:00Copy video clip URL Former Chicago Cubs Coach and current Kenosha Twins Manager Duffy Dyer talks about the purpose of the Minor Leagues. “At this level our job is more to teach. There’s no question about it because most of these players don’t know a lot of that. They haven’t had that much experience. A lot of them are probably playing a new position for the first time. So at this level of ball you’re doing as much teaching as you are managing.” Players, spectators, and baseball scouts talk about their experiences watching and playing for a Minor League team.

23:30Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who review their predictions from the past week and make predictions for the current week. This is followed by a clip from the play “The Bleacher Bums.” The credits roll shortly afterwards, followed by a promo.

30:21Copy video clip URL Tape ends.



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