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Rockies' Walt Weiss is getting on-the-job training
Rockies' Walt Weiss is getting on-the-job training

DENVER — Fourteen months ago, Walt Weiss was managing Regis Jesuit High of Aurora, Colo., to a playoff semifinal game. Today, he's managing the Colorado Rockies toward what he hopes will be a National League playoff berth. Asked to compare the assignments during a recent interview in his office at Coors Field, he said, "Obviously, here the stakes are higher and the demands are a lot tougher. But I don't have to deal with parents." Along with some big differences, there are some similarities. For example, Weiss built championship contenders in his rookie season with both teams. The unheralded Rockies enter a three-game series with the Dodgers here Tuesday one...

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