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?
How arrogant and self absorbed can you get? Birth/life/death. Done. Bury or creamate, move on. Deron
Ted Williams' body should be cremated as he requested. His son has done nothing but make this a National Enquirer type fiasco. It is a shame that this happen after his death.
greg spinos, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Everyone, mind your own damned business! It is the family who decides what the wished of the decedent are - not the media and the hoi polloi! So back off and let John Henry do what his father wished (whatever that may be).
John Henry Supporter, PTown
creamate the poor bastard....
Having lost my own father a year ago and knowing how hard a time this is for everyone who was close to Ted, I think what they are doing is absolutely appaling. The LAST thing you want to think about is infighting and you just want to get this part over and begin the mourning. He lived his life as a very proud man and this show of absoulte dishonor by his own joke of a son is criminal. Not only should the family be given back the body for a proper cremation as were his wishes, the son whould be put in jail for theft. He should not get a PENNY for trying to sell his own father's remains. I wouldn't treat a pet this way. Disgusting.
Ted Williams should be cremated just has he wanted to be. His son should honor his request. This was stated in his "Will" so that should be honored.
Pat Kelly, Wilmington, MA
They should give him the proper respect and allow him to rest in peace by cremation or bury with body intact rather than using his remains for business purposes such as selling his DNA, public display, etc. I think it's terrible the way his son is using him and the way his family can't get along. it's an embarrassment to his legacy.
I wish they had this cryogenic stuff when I died - maybe I could've come back, gone on the juice, and reclaimed some of my home run records.
Ghost of the Bambino, Dover
Take me out of the freezer, Take me out of the cold, buy me a jacket and over coat.....
Apparently, Ted Williams DNA hasn't benefitted his son. It is a travesty and a black mark on an otherwise remarkable life. To sell your father for parts is the ultimate sin. If there's a Hell, John Henry will be there. Get a real job......
Michael Bettencourt, Merrimack, NH