Art Howe is in a fight for his life.
Howe talked to KCRP2 in Houston about the battle and the symptoms he’s experienced along the way.
“Never experienced anything like it before,” he said.
As the days went by, Howe said he “wasn’t feeling much better at all,” and when his symptoms worsened, he was taken to the hospital via ambulance Tuesday. He remains in the ICU as of Thursday evening.
While Howe said he is seeing some improvement to his health, he admits it’s very slow.
According to him, he has to go 24 hours without a fever to be released and that has not yet happened.
When asked if he’s eating, Howe said, “That’s the thing. My tastebuds still aren’t there. I know I should eat but nothing at all makes you want to eat.”
Howe managed the Mets during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Howe’s managerial career peaked during a run with the Oakland Athletics from 1996-2002, known mostly as the years Moneyball took over the team’s front office and winning commenced. Howe hit .260 over a 12-year career as a player in the 1970s and 80s.
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