Posted March 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
Walt Weiss the big league shortstop was known for his spunky play and fundamentally flawless execution. Walt Weiss the rookie major league manager hopes his club will be regarded in much the same manner as he attempts to turn around a Colorado Rockies squad coming off a franchise-worst 98 losses. This spring, Weiss has been harping on the basics of baseball, just like he did a year ago when he was in charge of his son's high school team. The Rockies, he pledges, will be fundamentally sound. They will do things the right way. After all, that was his prime philosophy during his playing career. ''There's no reinventing the wheel,'' said Weiss, given a one-year deal to get the Rockies back on track after taking over for Jim Tracy. ''I'm excited about watching our team play and excited about trying to win games again at this level.'' Early on at spring training, Weiss' mission was simple: Reminding players the slate is now clean. Last season is just that - last season. The message ...
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