Rolling one for Walt Weiss

Colorado officials and marijuana advocates on Wednesday looked toward an imminent confrontation with the federal government one day after voters in the state endorsed a measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

In other news out of Denver…

Last night, the Rockies named Walt Weiss as their sixth manager. Weiss , a challenge he embraces.

“It has moved fast and it’s a great opportunity,” Weiss told The Denver Post. “It’s who I am, having lived in this city, and played for this organization. It’s been part of my identity the last 20 years. I am not motivated by the terms of contract. I am just focused on the job.”

The Rockies’ brass met for several hours Wednesday night before choosing Weiss over finalist Matt Williams and Jason Giambi and Tom Runnells.

Weiss, who received a one-year deal, was the head baseball coach at Regis Jesuit High School last season, leading the Raiders to the Class 5A semifinals. His son, Brody, is a senior there.

Weiss played 14 major-league seasons with Oakland (winning Rookie of the Year honors), Florida, Colorado and Atlanta.

Good luck staying focused Walt.