Ted Williams, 1918-2002
The family of Ted Williams is feuding over what should be done with the slugger's remains. His son wants to deep-freeze Williams's corpse for future revival or cloning. But according to his daughter, the Red Sox Hall of Famer wanted to be cremated. What do you think?
If Ted Williams wish was to be creamated, then anyone who feels differently about that should be hit in the head with Ted's bat(s). In anyone's dying wishes, they should be both respected and adhered to, regardless of what the future holds. Life as we know it is going south and fast, especially when people can be frozen and cloned. Where's Buck Rogers when you need him? This is not 2057 people - the slugger sadly is gone and it is better to remember him as he was and always will be than to hopefully see him again someday - otherwise, what happens to our beliefs, regardless of race, creed or religion? One last note - Ted Williams never wrote a last will and testament? I find that very hard to believe. Understandably, the first born by law gets the rights, but c'mon - let the man have his peace - he fought for the Red Sox, himself and his country. He's done enough and lived longer than anyone (even he himself) though possible. Let the man sleep.
George Byam, Needham
This is a private matter between family members.
Fred Fiore, Brookline
I can't believe we are even having this conversation.
Ted Williams never cared about any Red Sox fans while he was around....so why should the Red Sox fans care about him now that he is gone! Funny how a person becomes so wonderful after they die.
If he liked the Florida Keys, send him there. What does his will say, anyway?
I think Ted Williams should be able to have his family honor his last wishes and cremate him. Let him rest in peace. His last years were years of parental abuse by his son who now wants to have his body frozen because he can't bear to let his bank roll go up in smoke if there is more exploitation to be had. Who knows what he has in mind, and all I know is Ted had no control over it.
Bryan , Rowley
I believe they should take his DNA, create 8 Ted Williams (take DNA from Pedro), put them in Red Sox uniforms and maybe, just maybe they could finally win a world series sometime before I die. If Boston won't, trust me, the Yankees will!
al krinkle, boston
Personally I think this is terribly sad. This is a disgraceful display of pure greed. John Henry - stop living vicariously through your father's success and get a life of your own!
Kris, North Andover
I THINK THAT HE SHOULD BE CREMATED ACCORDING TO HIS WISHES. JOHN HENRY IS LIVING UP TO HIS REPUTATION AND INSTEAD OF BASKING IN THE GLOW OF THE ACCOLADES BEING BESTOWED UPON HIS FATHER'S MEMORY HE IS TURNING TED'S DEATH INTO A CIRCUS AND TAKING AWAY FROM THE FANS OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF THIS REMARKABLE MAN.
MARK, NORTH EASTON
John Henry Williams is a money hungry disgrace to his Father's memory. Somebody should freeze HIM now.
Danine Marshall, Everett