Rolling one for Walt Weiss

by Bill Chuck on November 8, 2012

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.

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