Jordan Walden rolls in closer's role

Updated: April 14, 2011, 8:58 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jordan Walden is still working out the details of this whole closer thing.

When he came into Wednesday's game, the stadium operations people played the 1972 Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water," the tune that once accompanied Troy Percival to the Angel Stadium mound. Walden, who was born 15 years after the song came out, had nothing to do with the choice.

The Los Angeles Angels' hard-throwing, 23-year-old Texan is into rap and country music, not rock 'n' ...

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