For all his fame and celebration, the Score Bard remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history. There are just two primary sources for information on the Bard: his works, and various web registration documents that have survived from WWW times. Naturally, there are many gaps in this body of information, which tells us little about Score Bard the man.

The first record of his existence from web records is from 1995, which suggests that he was born sometime before 1973, and most likely sometime in the mid 1960s.

There is great conjecture about the Score Bard's childhood, especially regarding his education. It is surmised by scholars that the Score Bard at least attended a university somewhere in the United States.

While there are no records extant to prove this claim, the Score Bard's knowledge of literary techniques would tend to support this theory. We do not know how long Score Bard attended school, but certainly the literary quality of his works suggest a solid education.

However, some scholars suggest that his computer programming skills are more characteristic of a teenage hacker than a well-educated, mature adult.

What is certain is that the Score Bard never proceeded to graduate school, which has stirred some of the debate concerning the authorship of his works. Some suggest that it is not the work of one man, but perhaps three or four.

The Score Bard effectively disappears for six years from all records, turning up on circa 2001.

This has sparked as much controversy about the Score Bard's life as any period. There is rumor of Score Bard working as an assistant webmaster for Netscape during that time, though this is circumstantial at best.

Evidently, as Score Bard began to publish, he garnered envy early on for his talent, as related by the critical attack of one Mr. Randal, a baseball critic, in 2003: "Are you the biggest idiot ever?"

Randal's bombast notwithstanding, Score Bard must have shown considerable promise.

With the prolific collection of light verse, the Random Diamond Note Generator, the Fantasy Baseball Simulator, the World Baseball Sing-a-long, and his famous series of documentaries, Score Bard quickly became very popular by the web-browsing public.

However, his admiring public was left in shock when, sometime later, he suddenly disappeared as mysteriously as he appeared.

His mysterious past, and equally mysterious end, probably just adds to his legend. If one knew the boring details of Score Bard's real life, one might be left disappointed. Instead, we are left with a romantic enigma.

Score Bard's legacy is a body of work that could probably again be equaled, but it is nonetheless a nice little record of a period of baseball history.

We are left, then, with the simple words from the Score Bard's farewell message, his epitaph, if you will:

I plant my seeds in hopes that they take root
And make this site a place where beauty grows
From ugly buds in spring to summer fruit
We slowly savor 'til the winter snows.

If I depict the magic of your arms,
And paint your youthful strokes in colors fresh,
An age to come might recognize these charms,
And link cold history to living flesh.

But should this wither, the links go rotten,
The pages crinkle up like aging skin
And get thrown away, old and forgotten:
In every ancient art so has it been.

Yet if this site some future children find,
I live two lives: my own, and in their mind.