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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:40 AM

Walt Weiss to manage Colorado Rockies

Associated Press / 11-8-12

DENVER -- Walt Weiss is making the rare jump from the high school dugout to the big leagues.

The Colorado Rockies hired the former major league shortstop Wednesday night to replace manager Jim Tracy, who resigned Oct. 7 with one year and $1.4 million left on his contract rather than return to a club where its assistant general manager had moved into an office in the clubhouse.

The 1988 American League Rookie of the Year with Oakland, Weiss played shortstop for the Rockies from 1994 to '97 and was a special assistant to general manager Dan O'Dowd from 2002 to '08.

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Weiss and Arizona coach Matt Williams were the finalists to replace Tracy, who quit following the worst season in franchise history. Rockies bench coach Tom Runnells and first baseman Jason Giambi also interviewed, with Giambi saying he would retire as a player if he got the job.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8605249/colorado-rockies-choose-ex-player-walt-weiss-next-manager

Gee, I remember when Weiss won the Rookie of the Year Award. Seems like yesterday.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:40 PM

1. I Remember Weiss As A Player

It does seem like yesterday.

I like that some new blood is being given the chance to manage instead of the same guys being hired over and over again.

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