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Second Inning: An Evening with John DeMarsico, N.Y. Mets Game Director for SNY

Thursday, Jun 27, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

In honor of the most creative, entertaining, and innovative live sports show in the country, MoMI welcomes back John DeMarsico, New York Mets Game Director for nightly SNY broadcasts, for a brand new big-screen showcase of his cinematic inspirations. DeMarsico will debut an original short film that interpolates clips from some of his favorite movies with sequences from recent broadcasts. (Last year’s exclusive presentation included clips from Kill Bill, Once Upon a Time in the West, Carrie, and more.) It will be followed by a conversation moderated by Curator of Film Eric Hynes covering cinema and baseball; recent experiments and innovations in live sports production; working with a team that includes boothmates Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, and Gary Cohen; and, inevitably, the current developments involving Queens’ hometown Mets.

John DeMarsico was born in Florida into a family of New York transplants and grew up a die-hard Mets fan. As a toddler, he watched the original Ghostbusters on a loop every day until the tape was reduced to dust. For show-and-tell in preschool, he proudly took his beloved VHS copy of The Land Before Time. John studied film at North Carolina State University, where he was also a member of the baseball team—go Wolfpack. Upon graduation in 2009, he started a summer internship at SportsNet New York fetching coffee and hot dogs for his mentor and TV titan, Bill Webb. After earning a coveted permanent position, he moved his way up the ladder from production assistant to associate producer to associate director to, for the last three seasons, the lead director. In the offseason, John lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughter and his massive library of physical film media. Currently his favorite movies are Tangled, The Aristocats, and whatever else his three-year-old lets him watch.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.