This weekend is just the ticket for Reed

This weekend is just the ticket for Reed

ANAHEIM -- The combination of Addison Reed returning to California, the series at Angel Stadium being a weekend set and Reed playing such a prominent role on the first-place White Sox translates into an expensive three days for the rookie closer.

"It could have been worse," said a smiling Reed, who grew up in Monclair, Calif., and currently calls Etiwanda, Calif., home, some 30 or 40 minutes away from here. "I had to start telling people to go on StubHub and try to get some cheap tickets."

Reed restricted tickets to immediate family, close friends and people he hadn't seen in a while, leaving him with 14 attending Friday's contest and 20 on Saturday. Playing in Anaheim brings about a special feeling for Reed because it was watching former pitcher Troy Percival in action for the Angels that pushed the right-hander to his career vocation.

"Oh, yeah. This is kind of where it all started," Reed said. "This is where I decided I wanted to be a closer, coming out here and watching [Percival] run into a game during the ninth inning.

"Any time we come here, it's definitely fun for me just because it was the team in the stadium I grew up watching. It makes it a lot more fun that we are in the position we are in right now. Hopefully we take three from these guys and go back home in a better position."