The Gibson Robots won the McCarren Cup, the trophy for the Saturday softball league I’ve been playing on since 2005. We beat the defending champion Papacito’s All Stars in the best-of-three series, winning both games. We won the first game, 12-10, and the second game, which was suspended in the fifth inning due to rain and darkness, 11-8.
This was a total team win. I have never seen a team so focused on one goal, and everyone on the team had subscribed to team-first philosophy. There were no egos and heroes, and that is why we worked well together to bring home the cup.
The Patrick Henry McCarren Cup, named for the state senator for whom the park is named, is residing at the Gibson in Williamsburg, at 108 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, where we celebrated for many hours.