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 makes John Henry think that Ted's DNA is valuable?. He has Ted's DNA and he is the biggest loser walking, not to mention he is a stiff as an athlete.
Those of us that were close to Ted know that he wanted to be cremated. He made that clear many times. If there's room in that aluminum tube, he's spinning now reading these accounts of how his final wishes were not carried out and his passing is becoming what he most would fear - a spectacle. As a friend of John-Henry's and the family, I urge him in the strongest of ways to reconsider his actions and do what is right by his father, and have him cremated as he knows his father wanted to be.
Rich Eschen, Hernando, FL
I think they should save his head and put it into a fortune telling machine. Put in a quarter and you get, "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer."
Tom Hanks said it best in A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. Quote: "There's no Cloning in Baseball.There no Cloning in Baseball" Let him go!I choose the daughter's opinion
tim shoemaker, gloucester
Today's Globe story reveals, I think, what John Henry is up to. A representative of the cryogenic facility says that business is booming ever since the controversy started. John Henry probably knows that a judge will make him hand the body back. But the point all along was to generate publicity for the cryogenics company, which is no doubt paying him off. Just another cheap way to get rich. No one should be surprised.
Honor Ted William's wishes. Everyone assumes JHW is going against them; that is an unknown. How stupid would WE all feel if they reveal a fact that Ted DID want to be frozen. Then JHW would be the Hero. All hypocrites would then change their views again, I'm sure. Typical! Bottom line. This is a personal family matter. Who's right does anyone have to even voice an opinion concerning the family or JHW when they could be outright wrong? Uninvolved people choosing sides instead of just focusing on his memory are being even more disrespectfull than who they accuse! Respect the man for who he was and what he did. Form your opinion when you have all the true facts. As for the Boston Globe: Shame on your poll question yesterday regarding an option to freeze John Henry alive. You have shown the utmost DISRESPECT to Ted Williams. You are in a position with the power to sway public opinion. You completely blew it by poking fun at a serious issue. Does a remark like that in any way disrespect the William's Family and Ted? If your answer is YES, then you are no better than exactly who you accuse; a smart person would realize this mistake and how truely disrespectful that comment was and set the record straight with an apology. We'll see if that person works there and will take responsibility.
Cremate Ted per his will and cryogenically freeze John Henry.
Theodore(Ted) Williams is an American Superstar and deserves some sort of testimonial at his passing. Being a Catholic, I would want a Christian burial. However, I have no idea what Ted Williams really wanted. It shows that all of us should make sure our desires are made known in writing so that our 'heirs' do not wind up squabbling over what is to be done with us. As for all of us, respect should be shown to the dead, and that certainly goes for our hero, Ted WIlliams. What is happening is shameful. We cannot count on the goodwill of others - MAKE sure your wishes are in writing!!!
brenda Breen, Boston MA
Everyone know what should be done excempt his son
They should do as he wished and cremate him. This whole thing is ridiculous.