Wednesday, July 9

Just Let This Press Release Speak for Itself

Monster Energy Supercross Champ Reed to Throw out First Pitch at Angels Game

AURORA, Ill. (July 9, 2008) – 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.

9 Comments:

Matthes said...

The only thing that you could do would be to switch the "baseball throwing out" to "racing Supercross" and insert the "out all night getting ready to ride" comment and it sounds about right!

Anonymous said...

I bet he throws like a girl...

Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt that Reed would show up for anything unprepared. Once again a PR move that hurts more than helps!

MIKE D said...

Wouldnt that be sweet if he wore a Factory Suzuki Team shirt!

That would be an announcment!

peelout719 said...

that'd be bitchin if he came out on his steed that he will be racing the last few nat's and mxon... what better publicity than to come out on the bike?

honestly, if joe non-sx-fan was sitting in the seats, "Chad Reed 2008 AMA SX Champion" sounds about as cool as $6.50 drafts. BUT, throw him on his bike, and everyone sees and knows the deal.

my .02

Jason Weigandt said...

Peelout,
Good point. They're going to be buying the $6.50 beers while he throws out the pitch, because no one there will care.

But if we moto types could get some footage of this momentous occasion...

peelout719 said...

see what i'm saying?!

another thing i just thought of, how many kids are going to be in the stands? those kids would rather pick their noses and throw popcorn than watch the inaugural first pitch by some Reed guy.

however, once those kids see a dirtbike, Chad Reed becomes one BAD dude and they start begging ma and pa for tickets to the next supercross race.

win win situation really.

that or have him show up trashed like this guy...
http://break.com/index/referree-shows-up-drunk-at-soccer-game.html

Anonymous said...

Peelout719,
LOL on the video and I think you should be the new head of PR for the sport!

mxfinatik said...

I hope they have a baby wipe ready just in case he gets a speck of dust on his freshly manicured nails.