09/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brian Williams: Ball Player & Generous Tipper

Brian Williams showed why he's well-liked by NBC colleagues the other day. He played third base for the "Nightly News" softball team as they were beaten by the "Today" squad 14-3 in DeWitt Clinton Park. When the thirsty players repaired to the back garden at Druids on 10th Avenue, Williams felt so bad for a couple whose romantic dinner was interrupted, he insisted on picking up their check. "He also paid for more than an hour of open bar for both teams, using a credit card, but tipped the waitress in cash -- more than 30 percent," said our spy.