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?
His Will should be followed. That is what his wishes were
I think Ted Williams should be cremated like he wished for. I think the frozen option is ridiculous!!!
Cloning? Give it a rest, let's not disgrace his memory by turning his legacy into some sort of sci-fi power trip. The son has spent a little too much time listening to some sales pitch about flying cars and hoverball, which I'm sure Ted will be glad to be thawed out for. Let's not kid ourselves. He was a great player, but do you really think he wants to come back in 2080 so that he can be totally out of touch with everything, and have everyone he knew be dead. Oye. Draw some tissue samples, burn the r chromosome. John Henry shouldn't be allowed near children, household pets or sharp objects. I actually feel badly for him and his family for his lack of sanity. However, one thing is for certain. His elevator isn't going to the top floor...and it's time he was told to get off.
If Ted Williams requested to be cremated then he should be! This freezing and cloning thing is just too grim and morbid!!!
Susan, West Newton
What John Henry is doing is shameful, though it seems that (based on news reports of his failed businesses, the limitations place on access to his father by long-time friends and apparent money squandering) it fits his MO (modus operandi). Hopefully the Red Sox will take notice and realize that this is not someone who should be affiliated with the team in any way shape or form.
He should be cremated. He was always a private man deserves to get what he wished for. It is outrageous that his son would do this off all people, knowing that his dad favored him over his sister. Ted would be gravely dissapointed.
Jim Costa, Somerville
Who cares what anybody other than Ted Williams wanted to have done with his remains? This is not public opinion fodder; just a sad family dispute of which every would-be-pundit should steer clear. Who knows the true inner workings of the Williams family (or Ted Williams himself), what the motivations of these family members actually are? In a misguided attempt to canonize Ted Williams and sanctify his memory, there are many potentially injurious comments being made about living family members by fools who have no direct information about the case. Don't be one of those fools.
Paul , Acton
KICK HIS SON'S A$$....that is the first thing I would suggest. Second, let the man rest in peace. He wanted to be cremated, so defrost the poor man and everyone light a match to a great and unforgettable legend. It's sad that some might now remember Ted Williams as a frozen court battle instead of one of baseball's greatest hitters.
I think John Henry is a money grabbing jerk. I would like John Henry to have a DNA test to see if he is really Ted Williams son because I think that Ted Willaims was too wonderful of a man to produce such a horrible son.
Jen, Westford, MA
Ted's son is a really, really "sick" dude. A dispicable, greedy low-life worm of the worst possible ilk! This is brewing to be something right out of "Psycho". I can just here him talking to himself while having a conversation with "Dead Ted". I just wish it would be resolved and quickly with a proper creamation to Ted's original 1991 wishes.