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?
Small frozen squares of Ted Williams' brain would make for lovely decorative ice cubes in the punchbowl of your All-Star Game Party. It's a good thing.
Martha Stewart, New York, NY
The man is a legend who should be honored. A way of honoring him would be to do with his remains what he wishes. I dont believe Ted Williams would want to be frozen and brought back to life or cloned, he already had a great life. He should be cremated and the ashes should be thrown over outfield from atop the monster.
Dan Pagnano, Houston
I think that the Globe is over publicizing this story and making the matter much worse. I am disgusted!
james loftus, boston
One would ask Can John Henry Williams actually be as dumb as he is. I guess we have finally answered that question. It was apparent at the all star game a few years ago that John Henry had no interest in his fathers love or well being, only in what he could make for money off his fathers name. He used his own father to advertise, I thought that was bad, this clearly ices the cake. What i want to know is does this man have any friends, a wife? children? If he doesn't Does he ever expect to get a wife or friends after he pulls this stunt? I mean he must realize he is prepareing himself to die an old miserable lonely man. You can have all the money in the world, but it doesn't buy you love or friendship, obviously he doesn't realize this. If he ever does get married, it's going to have to be a dumb bimbo, with dollar signs in her eyes and boy will i feel sorry for her and their children.
Spenser , Boston
by the time Ted is thawed out, the lawyers should be wrapping up the case. this whole thing has given me a splitting headache. i think i need to be frozen now.
Hank Feelie, Lawrence, MA
Cremate the living ledgend and bury his ashes on left field and while we are at it freeze his son in Arizona. The whole scheme is just that a scheme, how the government has not shut down that firm is beyond me. Look at their web site, most of the professionals are engineers with phd's mot medically certified professionals. This is a major travesty.
bill kitchen, fall river, ma
As a true believer in cryonics, I believe the wishes of the departed should be first and foremost. If Ted didn't want to be frozen, then so be it. As I understand the process, it's probably too late now anyways - too much irreversible damage has already occurred!
Bill R., Franklin, MA
I think that he should be cremated. Just because his son wants him to be cloned in the future doesn't mean that Ted Williams wanted that! Look what happened when Ted Williams reproduced he got a wack-job for a son! From what I've read about it you don't get the same person all over again. Who's to say that all the conditions will be right when/if he is cloned to make another great baseball player. He will probably be raised by the kids of his son's kids and raised solely for baseball. Is that fair to an individual, even if it's a clone?
Shel, Richmond, Virginia
let the guy die in peace..for god's sake, he's given us years of entertainment and joy, can't they give him his final request and let him die with the dignity any of us deserve. I think it's damn shame his son is that damn opportunistic that he can't even allow his own flesh and blood to rest in peace before he makes a few more bucks..absolutely disgusting. All I can say is for once, I wouldn't trade places with Ted Williams for anything.
This man is an innovator! A pioneer! He should be held in the same regard as Madame Curie. Or Leo Theremin! All great persons should be preserved for as long as medical science is interested in the pursuit of knowledge and advancement of the human race. Nevermind sentimental and wasteful burials. I want man to learn and gain from my body and life as much as it is possible. Explore me, test on me, use me for Zsa-Zsa's new coat, I could care less after I've taken my final bow. So I say with the trembling voice of Science, put this man in the cooler with the Budweiser and let's see him hit a hundred more homers in 2020! Long live Walt Disney!