Ex-A’s World Series hero Dave Stewart says he doesn’t have coronavirus

Dave Stewart’s weeklong staredown with a sickness his family
believed to be coronavirus is over. Final score from his San
Diego-area home: Oakland A’s World Series hero 1, COVID-19 0.

After spending seven days in self-isolation, bed-ridden and sick
with coronavirus-like symptoms, the former A’s star pitcher
announced Tuesday afternoon he does not have the virus.

The 63-year-old Stewart, who was the World Series MVP when the
A’s last won a world championship 31 years ago, tweeted his
gratitude that his coronavirus test finally came back negative.

SEVEN LONG DAYS FOR A VIRUS I DIDN’T HAVE!

#falseimprisonment

#NEGATIVE

#Covid_19
I really appreciate ALL the love & support!
PLEASE-PLEASE self isolate! We can all protect eachother! pic.twitter.com/7TDp09pFKg

— Dave “Smoke” Stewart (@Dsmoke34)
March 24, 2020

“SEVEN LONG DAYS FOR A VIRUS I DIDN’T HAVE!
#falseimprisonment #NEGATIVE #Covid 19. I really appreciate ALL the
love & support! PLEASE-PLEASE self isolate! We can all protect
each other!”

Stewart has been quarantined in a room at the Poway home he
shares with his wife and sports agent business partner, Lonnie
Murray. Stewart’s wife insisted on him getting tested while
keeping the four-time 20-game winner confined to a bedroom.

This led to a series of good-natured tweets about his wife’s
care during their wait for test results.

I feel better but the woman outside my door
with mask&gloves is like a full swat team! If I breathe too
heavy I get yelled at to relax! Cough and she wants a temperature
check! Then she @SMPLonnie
tells the kids! @SymoneStewart1
@TarikW_34
@Goodloe_

#QuarantineLife

#Covid_19
pic.twitter.com/KTMCIWpgqS

— Dave “Smoke” Stewart (@Dsmoke34)
March 20, 2020

FREE! What do you expect from this woman!
@SMPLonnie

#quarantinelady
https://t.co/mcrFezEyUe pic.twitter.com/VxluH67Trq

— Dave “Smoke” Stewart (@Dsmoke34)
March 24, 2020

The no-nonsense (on the field) ace of three straight A’s World
Series teams from 1988-90, Stewart has remained involved in the
game since his retirement in 1995. He’s served as the
Diamondbacks general manager as well as a pitching coach for the
Blue Jays, Padres and Brewers. Most recently, Stewart has spent
time mentoring A’s pitchers during spring training the past few
years, including last month in Mesa, Ariz.

Stewart and Minnesota’s Jack Morris remain the only two
American League pitchers over the last 35 years to throw a
complete-game shutout in the World Series. Stewart’s brilliant
start against the Giants in Game 1 of the ’89 Series — he
pitched a five-hitter in a 5-0 win over San Francisco as Oakland
went on to a four-game sweep — helped him earn MVP honors during
the earthquake-delayed series.

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The Oakland-born and socially conscious Stewart spent time
during the 10-day break between Series games helping the rescue and
clean-up efforts around his hometown, mainly near the collapsed
Cypress Freeway. The 6.9 earthquake killed 67 people and caused
more than $5 billion in damages.

Source: FS – All – Interesting – News 2
Ex-A’s World Series hero Dave Stewart says he doesn’t have coronavirus