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From the penthouse to the clubhouse

Weiss, a former assistant to the GM, is hired as the Rockies’ manager
Turns out, Jim Tracy was waving goodbye to Colorado Rockies’ fans and their franchise when he abruptly resigned as manager Oct. 7. Colorado waved hello to Walt Weiss, who played shortstop for the Rockies from 1994-97 and was a special assistant to general manager Dan O’Dowd from 2002-08.
Regis ballplayers know: The Weiss is right

AURORA – A few of his high school players sauntered out to the diamond Thursday afternoon, congregating near the infield grass that’s beginning to turn brown.

A day after hearing the news that Walt Weiss, their coach at Regis Jesuit, was heading back to the big leagues as manager of the Colorado Rockies, they were still a little stunned. That was their coach, the one who just six months ago was taking grounders with them in practice as he guided the team to the state semifinals.

Now, Weiss is making the unusual leap from high school coach to major league manager.

His players already are imagining the possibilities: Maybe Weiss will give them a tour of the clubhouse, or perhaps invite them to watch batting practice at Coors Field.

They’re certain of this much: He’s the right fit to turn around a team that finished a franchise-worst 64-98 last season.

“The way he respects the game, he’ll be a very successful coach,” senior catcher Jake Leathers said. “He’s going to get the program headed in the right direction.”

“He knows how to play it right and teach it well,” junior pitcher David Peterson said. “He’ll take over the clubhouse and turn things around.”

From the penthouse to the clubhouse

Turns out, Jim Tracy was waving goodbye to Colorado Rockies’ fans and their franchise when he abruptly resigned as manager Oct. 7. Colorado waved hello to Walt Weiss, who played shortstop for the Rockies from 1994-97 and was a special assistant to general manager Dan O’Dowd from 2002-08.
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