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?
is he the guy who built that tunnel here in Boston with nothing but a pick and shovel ?
Disgusting! What the hell is the matter with this John Henry, or whatever his name is??? He should benefit NOTHING from this. If you are the type of person who would go AGAINST your fathers wishes and do what YOU think is right, just so you can profit from it, then you should get NOTHING! Go to hell buddy, let the legend live on the way he wanted, floating peacefully in the beautiful Florida Keys.
Cheryl , Salem, MA
I think that the corpse of Ted Williams should be frozen. If human cloning becomes legal (as it should!) the Red Sox can buy the rights to Williams' cells and clone an entire outfield of Ted Williams. Also, his original head can be revived and used as a hitting coach. Just think of the championships, the glory that all of Boston will feel with three .400 hiters in the outfield! I also believe the Red Sox should immediatley work on an entire pitching staff of Pedro Martinez and an infield of Nomar Garciparra clones.
Sigmund Freud, Charlestown
If Ted didn't stipulate his personal wishes in his Will, than I think he should be entombed in a glass box, a la Lenin, and either hung from the entrance of the Ted Williams Tunnel or above the Green Monster. I think his son, John Henry, should be frozen immediately until they find a cure for whatever his problem is.
His(Ted's) Wishes should be granted, and his son should be enough of a man to realize that.
Allison Lyons-Hook, Boxborough
His son obviously doesn't have pupils but rather dollars signs in his eyes. He only wants to freeze his father because he knows that the DNA would be worth millions. I think that he should stop thinking of himself and think about what his father really wanted. Stop being so selfish!!!
Greatly Appalled, Acton Mass
Ted's remains should be cremated then dropped over the Florida keys so he can enjoy his afterlife fishing in his favorite spot.
A member of the Yastrzemski generation, I grew up hearing tales from both my folks about the era of the Splendid Splinter. Ted Williams appeared a heroic, almost mythical figure to me. For years I heard terrible stories of Williams male offspring, each one having to do with his parasitic behavior - a son using his father's talents & possessions for profit. I was disgusted then, and I'm even more disgusted now. I agree with Jane McNiff of Hingham's opinion - off with John Henry's head!
Bonney Prince, Yarmouthport
LET THE MAN REST IN PEACE. GREATEST RED SOX PLAYER TO EVER LIVE, JUST LET HIM HAVE A DECENT, RESPECTFUL PASSING!
In general, the death deserves to be either buried or cremated. All the death deserves to be treated with respect and sacred when they pass away. Not to mention that this want is such a legend and it is sickening to know that his son, the one that he loves is the one that do this to him. It is sad that money sure changes and turns a person into such a monster. What is wrong with him. Does money blind him that much that he totally looses all repsect for his FATHER? and that he can't even let his FATHER rest in PEACE.
AnVinh Nguyen, Dorchester