The Colorado Rockies have hired 48-year old Walt Weiss to be their new manager. He was the special assistant to Rockies’ GM Dan O’Dowd from 2002-08. Weiss has been managing high school ball ever since then. Weiss played in 1,495 games in his 14 years in the majors as a switch-hitting shortstop in which he was 1,207 of 4,686 (.258 avg, .677 OPS) with 623 runs scored, 25 homers, 386 RBIs and 96 stolen bases. Weiss was an outstanding defensive shortstop, but he never won a Gold Glove as Omar Vizquel was bogarting all of them. Weiss was the A.L. Rookie of the Year in 1988 for the Oakland A’s and his only All-Star appearance came back in 1998 with the Atlanta Braves. It will be interesting to see how Weiss does due to his lack of managing experience.