Reed To Throw Out First Pitch

Paul Carruthers | July 9, 2008

The following is from Live Nation…

To commemorate Chad Reed’s 2008 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and to help kick off the ticket on-sale of 2009 Monster Energy® Supercross season, Chad Reed will throw out the honorary first pitch before the Angels and Indians game at Angel Stadium July 22.

“Angel Stadium is a special place for me; it’s where I won my first supercross race, so I am really looking forward to this,” said Reed. “I have never been to a baseball game before. Baseball is not very popular in Australia; we play cricket. I’m hoping I can make the throw all of the way to the catcher without throwing out my shoulder!”

On the pressure of making the pitch to home plate, Reed said, “I am not even going to practice. I like the pressure.”

Reed, 26, of Tampa Fla., captured the second AMA Supercross class title of his career earlier this year at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium. En route to winning the championship, Reed captured nine wins and earned an additional four podium appearances. Reed became one of two riders to sweep all three race wins at Angel Stadium. A native of Australia, Reed came to the U.S. in 2002 and enjoyed success immediately winning the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites championship. Reed is now third in the all-time AMA Supercross class win list with 35.

Tickets for the Jan. 3rd, Jan. 17th and February 7th Monster Energy AMA Supercross rounds at Angel Stadium go on sale to Cross Club members on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 10:00am local time. General public on sale begins 10:00am local time Friday, July 18, 2008. Tickets will be available through, at the Angel Stadium Box Office, online at or charge by phone at 714.634.2000. Fees and handling may apply. Doors open Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for practice and qualifying, races start at 7:00pm. For more event information, ticket prices, or information on how to become a free Cross Club member visit

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Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.