The man who brought John Travolta back to Brooklyn, co-star of “Gotti”, First Kill with Bruce Wills and The Sopranos, Wil DeMeo will be playing on the Brooklyn Stickball Team as they take on the Staten Island Team.
Sunday July 8th 2018 is 3rd Annual Stickball Hall of Fame Game and Stickball Day in Brooklyn USA at MCU Park!
Tickets on SALE NOW – https://groupmatics.events/event/Stickball2018.
When Broomsticks were King will screen at MCU Park in Coney Island as the Brooklyn Stickball Team takes on the Staten Island Stickball Team for the second year in a row.
Gates Open at 2:30pm.
Stickball Game at 3pm on the field followed by a screening of award winning film When Broomsticks were King, followed by Brooklyn Cyclones taking on the Staten Island Yankees.
If you have any questions please let me know, hope to see you at the game!
3rd Annual Stickball Hall of Fame Game and Stickball Day in Brooklyn USA
What: Stickball Hall of Fame Day at MCU Game, Stickball Day in Brooklyn U.S.A, Documentary screening and stickball game on the field at MCU Park.
Who: Co-Star of “Gotti” Wil DeMeo, filmmaker Jay Cusato, several members of the Stickball Hall of Fame and of course the Brooklyn Cyclones
When: Sunday, July 8 2018. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Stickball Game and screening at 3 p.m. Brooklyn Cyclones game at 4 p.m.
Where: MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue in Coney Island.
Why: Brooklyn sports, Brooklyn filmmaker, and Brooklyn fun!
I am sitting in Starbucks drinking an iced coffee with whole milk and 4 splenda.
This guy, probably in his 40’s comes walking in wearing a New York Mets cap.
Here in East Lansing, Michigan in the 22 years I have been around, I have not seen one New York Mets hat. I’ve seen a few Yankees caps but Mets? Not so much.
“Yo, you a Mets fan?’ I ask him.
“Yeah I am.”
“Cool, you don’t see many Mets hats around here,” I reply.
“I’m from New York,” the Mets fan says.
“Which part?” I ask.
“The City, Manhattan.”
“Oh sweet, I’m from Brooklyn.”
Dude turned out to be cool. A friend of his showed up moments later, he was from Queens.
We chatted a bit.
Three boroughs covered in an East Lansing Starbucks…
Remember the days of talking on the phone?
Nowadays everyone texts, or e-mails. Or they don’t communicate at all.
Back in the day I would spend hours on the phone with my girlfriend; she lived one block away.
This past Saturday I hooked up with Jay Cusato. Jay is a filmmaker, director and producer. He’s currently working on a project about Farrell’s. From the sound of things, it’s going to be a smash.
Here’s some of Jay’s work on stickball, “When Broomsticks Were King.” You remember stickball, right?
Winter of 1976.
I was 12 years old.
Playing basketball for Ty Cobbs.
We were undefeated that season, amazing group of players.
I was playing up, everyone on the team was 13.
Glenn Thomas, Jimmy Cullen, Michael Campbell, Ricky Ferro, Jimmy Corrar, Sean Riley, John Godfrey, Ty Williams, Keith Burroughs. We were coached by Danny Piselli.
We played St. Thomas Aquinas three times. Beat them all three times.
Chris Mullin was a member of STA.
Those were the days my friend…
Fall of 1978.
I am 14 years-old.
Power Memorial High School. I watched the Panthers a couple of years before in the King tournament at St. Thomas.
Loved Eddie Moss and Larry Petty.
Wanted to play for them.
My tenure lasted 3 days at the all-boys school in Manhattan.
Couldn’t handle the train commute and the discipline.