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?
Ted had a great life full of accomplishments. Now, that he has earned eternal life, let him rest in peace. He wanted to be cremated according to his will, then let it be so and tell John Henry Williams to get a life and if John Henry doesn't like this life, then let him be the one who gets frozen and see what life will be like 50 to 100 years from now.
Francis Frey Sr., Plainville MA
Comply with Ted's wishes. Put his son in an Asylum (he is such a loser)and be done with it. How simple can it be?
Mark Driscoll, Melrose
At Boston's All-Star Game he replaced his father's Red Sox cap with one bearing his soon-to-fail dotcom logo, essentially turning this American legend into a second-rate billboard. Now he's hoping to exploit his Dad's body one last time in hopes of making a buck. If justice prevails, John Henry will father a child who treats him with the same wanton disrespect.
How can God forgive Ted Williams' family? I think John is wrong and sick person because he care about the money than his father. John is not forgive and not love his father. I like Ted's daughter because she care about her father. She does forgive and love her father. Please let Ted burn in ash and rest in peace! I'm not forgive John because he wants the money. May God bless Ted's family.
Jason Comeau, Methuen
the mere fact that this issue is being debated in a public forum is trajically perverse. Ted's wishes in writing, and in the recollections of his friends do not give any indication of this "sci fi" finish. John Henry Williams is the lowest form of opportunist ,and a failure at that as well with all the chances he has been given. Everybody deserves their dying wishes, everybody! Were Ted already in his grave, he'd be spinning in it!
Eli Timmons, Beverly
Normal people bury their dead. His son need psychiatric help. Greed is such poison.
Always a Bostonian, Boston
If the will says that he wanted to be cremated, that's what should happen. I'd hate to think that one of my children would do such a thing.
beverley maher, burlington, ma
Ted did let his wishes be known. The decision about what happens to his remains is his. Let the legal system allow that to happen. If his son has interjected his beliefs over his fathers wishes. Shame on him.
diana Patten, Waltham, Mass.
John Henry has reached a new low with this one. The solution is simple. Let's give Ted the cremation he wanted, and put his spit-for-brains son in the freezer instead.
David Matayabas, Waltham
Who cares.... he is dead anywase. Get over it, this is not a real news stories. The media should be covering things that are "news worthy" and actually impact society! Are we still at war? I forget.
dan, south boston