Some sports movies are sillier than others. But it's the non-sports movies—like this Carter Administration Italian horror un-classic—that often have the best sports scenes. The Visitor has a special one.
The Maccabiah Games have meant many different things to the Jewish community since their inaugural games in 1932. A conversation with the author of the new book The Jewish Olympics on what the games have meant, what they mean, and where they're going.
The plan was this: we—three, female F1 fans who’d only met twice in person—decided to fly to Munich and meet up with an internet friend from England—whom none of us had ever met in person. From there, we’d rent a car, drive to Spielberg in the Austrian Alps, and camp for four days in and around the Austrian Grand Prix. Sunday night we’d drive to Vienna, spend a day there, and then return to Spielberg for F1 mid-season testing. From there, we’d go on to England for the rest of the adventure, three weeks in total.
How did Johnny Cueto, a kid from the Dominican Republic, end up pitching from the center of a baseball diamond in Kauffman Stadium? Probably like anyone else who finds their way to Kansas City. In some ways, it just sort of happened that way, and in others, he willed it.