Former Oakland Athletics manager Art Howe had a 14-year managerial career, won over 1000 games, and won the division twice. His greatest win came today.
The coronavirus pandemic has been an eye-opening medical scare that has gripped America for three months now. The toll the virus has taken on human life has been devastating, with the country just now starting to reopen after a long shutdown.
With every success story, we are given more hope we are moving in the right direction, putting this terrible stretch behind us.
Howe, who was in intensive care in his native Houston has now made his way home after recovering enough to be released.
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He began his managing career with those Astros just seven years after his playing career ended. Howe would have stayed as the top man on the bench with the Oakland Athletics and New York Mets as well. He was the manager of the A’s when the Moneyball craze began, the analytic way of looking at the game soon turned into the motion picture where Howe was portrayed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
After 14 years and 1129 wins, Howe has been away from the game as a manager since 2004.
We all miss baseball and hope for its return as soon as possible. We must make sure the game can be played under safe conditions, though, to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus has reminded us life is fragile and baseball is just a game. Our priorities need to be staying healthy above being entertained.
Very thankful to hear the news Art Howe is well enough to be back home recovering in the comfort of his own home.
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