During Bacci Mountain 2016 Paintball Weekend, Ted “Two Guns” Hines, of the Hawaiian teams, Rough Riders and Ronin, took out a Bill “Thunder Pig” Harvey T-Shirt that reads, Thunder Pig Springs and Things.
Ted purchased this shirt off the wall at the Carter Machine shop (Hawthorne at the time?) in either late 1990 or early to mid 1991, when he and fellow Ronin player Stuart “Stu” Fishel, traveled to Los Angeles. During this trip, Ted and Stu played with the Kamikaze Shooters, Carter Machine employees and members of Team America.
Thunder Pig passed away during the June 1990 World Cup (I believe). This would have been several months before Ted and Stu arrived in Los Angeles.
In the video, I cut Ted off, but he was going to tell a story of how Stu phoned the Carter Machine shop, and Thunder Pig answered the phone. Fichel was immediately greeted with a loud “FUCK OFF.”
This threw Stu off a little, but a second later Thunder Pig came back with, “Carter Machine, how can I help you?”
Ted said it was obvious that Harvey was talking to someone else in the shop and answered the phone a second too early, but it still was an awkward start to Stu and Thunder Pig’s conversation.
Giant thanks to Ted for the shirt and the story and to Christian Van Horn for the help holding the shirt!
And a little more about Ted and Stu in this write up on the Ronin team history: