There are houses that are described as diamonds in the rough, but not many are described as having diamonds in the backyard.
Former MLB shortstop and manager Walt Weiss is selling a massive, 10,668-square-foot Colorado home, which comes complete with its own full-size baseball field out back. It’s a luxury you can afford when your home sits on a 35-acre lot.
The home in Castle Rock is listed with Erica Chouinard of Re/Max Professionals. On the market for an even $2 million, the residence takes full advantage of the awe-inspiring mountain views.
It’s loaded with amenities, including a heated pool, hot tub, and basketball court. It has five bedrooms, and the master suite has its own steam shower, jetted tub, and walk-in closets.
To top it off, the basement rec room features an indoor batting cage.
If you happen to be in the market for the ultimate baseball paradise, look no further. Weiss has had the home on and off the market since 2012.
Indoor batting cage
Weiss, 55, made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics in 1987. He would end up being voted the American League Rookie of the Year. Weiss went on to play for the Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, and Atlanta Braves before retiring in 2000. In 2013, he returned to the Rockies and managed the team for three years, before leaving to take another coaching position with the Braves in 2017.
“It’s been neat,” Weiss told ESPN in 2013 regarding his transition to coaching. “I’ve really enjoyed this role. It’s a lot easier to connect with the players. As a manager, you really have to go out of your way to make an effort to connect with players. It’s a little weird for a player around a manager. They don’t open up as much. I’ve really enjoyed that, being more hands-on with the players.”