Matt Reid is a Southern California native trapped in Northern California. He was born in Glendale (suburb of Los Angeles) and now lives in Oakland. His devotion to the Dodgers stems from his childhood where he spent many summer nights at Dodger Stadium. His early love for the Dodgers quickly turned to passion after Kirk Gibson’s legendary home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. As a result of this passion for the Dodgers and baseball in general, Matt secured a dream job of covering LA home games for ESPN’s Sportsticker.
In addition to baseball, Matt avidly follows most sports. He is a huge basketball fan, where he roots for the Dallas Mavericks and his favorite player, Dirk Nowitski. In football, Matt maintained his love of the St. Louis Rams even though they left Los Angeles 20 years ago. Horse racing, which he follows closely, has always been a passion of his. It’s Matt’s dream to be at the Belmont Stakes to witness the first Triple Crown of his lifetime. Also, another goal is to watch the races at Saratoga. He also supports UCLA for college sports, and the LA Kings in hockey.
Matt does not have many dislikes in sports, however, the San Francisco Giants (like any true blue Dodger fan) and the San Francisco 49ers fall into that category. Also, Cam Newton. Why Cam Newton? According to Matt, “He comes across as an ass.”
When Matt is not watching sports, he spends his time coaching varsity high school basketball, dominating his fantasy leagues, and traveling. Currently, Matt works for an industry leading pet supply company.