By Daniel Gretzner
It takes a good supervisor and coordinator to make sure more than 160 softball teams are scheduled for play during the Dearborn Recreation Department summer season. Two of the most important individuals who make this happen are Michale Jamieson Timiney, sports/facility supervisor and Brian Haddad, softball field & maintenance coordinator.
There are seven-lighted softball diamonds that stay busy most of the time with four games a night on tap as activities take place night-after-night.
Haddad has worked for the Dearborn Recreation Department for the past 12-years. He is a 1997 graduate of Edsel Ford High School and enjoys the recreational element that he has willingly put himself in.
“We keep close tabs on the various teams and numerous leagues that are all part of the Dearborn softball picture,” Haddad said. “The more skillful players are in comparable league structure.”
The softball season is stretched out over 14 weeks as the regular season runs until mid-August. After that, playoffs take center stage for all the participating teams.
In the fall, there are still 75 to 100 teams that continue to play in September and October.
Higher skilled players can be found in the North League. The teams in that circuit play double headers every Wednesday evening. At the moment, the North Division leaders is Great Lakes Xpress with an 11-1 record. Other teams in the same loop include Fubar, Goon Squad and Wiseguys. The Xpress is in first place with a 11-1 record.
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