I just found out that a friend of mine on another message board has died. Scott was an elementary school music teacher and a rabid Tigers fan, Born in Michigan, he had lived in Florida for many years, but could frequently be found posting on the Detroit Tigers messageboard under the screen name tigersaint, particularly during game day threads. I'm surprised that the death of someone I only knew online has affected me as much as it has. He didn't suffer fools gladly but was a really great guy, always fun to read and he wrote some very funny poetry about the Tigers. Because messageboards are usually a private and remote activity, it is unusual to get news of something like this. We know other posters, but we don't know their families and therefore have often no way of knowing whether they just stopped posting or whether something more serious has happened. I'm wondering whether anyone else has had an experience like this. I often wonder what happened when someone you used to read frequently just suddenly stops posting. Anyway, R.I.P Scott Turnbull. I'll miss you.