He didn't start the mean and hateful portion, other guys did. He just returned comments in kind.
I'm not going to rehash the fact that he's not on here due to the overeaction of a Red Cup guy. I'll just say I think it was chicken shit in light of the emotional situation at the time. Nuff said.
I will say he called them no worse than he was called. My father manned up and talked to a couple of those guys, of which I think you're aware so there is no crap anymore there that I know of. As far as them being the hitters, you know all it takes is the stroke of the pen to relagate hitters in life to also rans, Brian. Just look at Off Road racing.
My dad saw Dick Landy, Butch Leal, Ronnie Sox, Bill Jenkins, Don Nicholson and a shit load of other guys test(street race) cars up around Van Nuys when he was young Brian. HE street raced up there and at the Box company, Santa Fe Springs Rd, Capitol Ave and all the rest of the SoCal Tracks(so to speak). Sometimes my Mom was with him(with me inside sometimes, in fact Brian, the night I was born, my dad raced his 68 428 Mustang against a GTO on Harbor Blvd southbound thru Fullerton on the way to Anaheim General Hospital). NOBODY at that time would have even thought of racing one of those guys with their 'steet race cars', so my dad doesn't understand the thrill a guy with a race boat would get racing and beating on a river boat I guess.
I started this thread to see what was up. It's gone for awhile and provided some entertainment and that's a good thing for this Forum.
Neither of us has an axe to grind or bad feelings Brian, but as far as respect, I will say that respect earns respect. Disdain earns the same.
Hope this doesn't ruffle any pin feathers.