From The Poolmaster –
One of the questions I get
asked most often about running this crazy pool is, “How
many of these people do you know?”
The real answer is not very
many – there are 910 of you now – but in a way, all of
Through a game a small group of
friends created nearly three decades ago, we’re in your
home for about five months of the year, we’re at your
dinner table, we’re in your car when you’re listening to
the radio, we’re on your mind for better or worse. We’re
a community scattered all over the U.S. and in some
cases all over the world.
Which is why we feel the sting
when something tragic happens to one of you even though
we’ve never met you.
This week we lost someone who,
by all accounts, is someone I would have liked to have
known. One tribute after another has been written about
Rich Tandler, by writers who say what a great human
being he was and what a joy it was to be his friend.
Rich passed away suddenly
earlier this week. You’ll find his name in sixth place
in the pool. He was one of us. And even though most of
us never met him. We all will miss him.
Our condolences to Rich’s
family and all his friends.
Here's a link to the tribute written by Washington Post
columnist Dan Steinberg, a longtime
UPDATE: The Rich Tandler entry will go
on. Rich's PM buddies will keep the entry going for
the rest of the season. Winnings will be donated to a