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?
What is wrong with this guy (John Henry)? Is he for real? Didn't he embarrass himself enough by trying to play ball? Apparently not, because now he wants to freeze one of the biggest and best sports legends to ever walk the streets of Beantown?? Cremate his body and let him rest in peace. I don't want to see a John Henry infomercial in 5 years trying to sell the body parts and DNA of the Splendid one.
Marc Cormack, Charleston, SC
They should cremate Ted, and deep freeze his monster, poor excuse for a son instead.
John Henery Williams should be cryogenectically frozen so he cant embarase his fathers good name.
It is very ironic, I think. Ted, as stated by many writers, was not a good father to young John Henry. In the years John needed his father most, Ted was absent. Then in a weird twist of fate, when Ted needed his son the most, John Henry took advantage of him. I don't believe in what john has done, it's actually quite disturbing, a son making money off his father's DNA and whatever else he can sell. But, it is very ironic.
Kevin F, Brighton
I just think it's another way for John Henry Williams to make money off his father and it's a shame. I believe the right thing to do is cremate his body and do what he put in his will and have his ashes spread over the Florida keys.
His wishes should be respected and he should be cremated. Let him rest in peace.
Cremate Ted and tell his son to go away. His actions are absolutely deplorable.
Being as private a man as Ted Williams was, it seem absurd that he would have given a thumb's-up to his son's deep-freeze notion, since such a move would have assuredly brought him unwanted attention, as current events prove. Ted Williams--Updike notwithstanding--was not a God. His DNA is just as human as any of ours; maybe it will be used to give birth to another .344 life time hitter someday, or perhaps it will line someone's pockets down the line, but only at the horrific cost of court battles, a front-page sibling rivalry, and a very tarnished collective "last memory" of the world's greatest hitter ever. I say, John Henry Williams, if you loved your father and if you want to save whatever is left of your own self-respect, let the man go, and let his body and soul rest in peace. His life was a "living hell" for years because of his illness; don't make his death one as well.
Mark White, Seattle, WA
Ted Williams gave the city of Boston SOOO many memories over the years he was involved in Boston, let the man have his last wishes and cremate him. Put John Henry Williams on death row for doing this to his father (FOR MONEY OF ALL THINGS)
Jeff Wade, Newton
Why would anyone in their right mind want to buy Ted Williams' DNA? John Henry has it coursing through his veins and look how bizarre he is. Let The Splendid Splinter rest in peace.
Claire G., South Boston