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?
I think we should thaw Teddy and freeze John Henry!
timmy otoole, brighton
I've talk a lot about this with my partner Tom, and we both agree that Ted should be cremated. Ted never mentioned once he wanted to be cloned. Its really digusting to think this is something Ted didn't want.
Steve Jones, Bellingham,MA
The greatest tribute that can be paid to Ted Williams as both a sports icon and human being is quite simple: RESPECT THE MAN'S WISHES, whatever they may be. If there is a legal last will and testament in place that indicates cremation, Ted's directives, not his son's, should be carried out.
John F. Collins, Warwick, RI
I believe Ted Williams' body should be cremated.
Sharon Frigon, Lynn
If there is one decision in life that is not to be made by others, it's the choice of how one's remains are handled. Ted documented his choice for cremation. That is what must happen. To do otherwise is to disregard and disrespect the innermost feelings of the person whom we will always remember for his contributions to our lives. Cloning? Ted's one of a kind. Leave it.
Dudley Appelman, Sharon
Ted Williams' wishes in his Last Will and Testament should be honored.
Carol E. Jones, New Bedford
Frozen, burned and scattered, or stuck in the ground, it's none of our business! This is a family decision. Shame on the media vultures for exploiting this.
Barb Dwyer, Boston
Honor his last wishes. Period, end of story. Shame on his son if indeed his last wishes were to be cremated.
Trina Sanford, Attleboro, MA
My only thought is why the Red Sox have not done anything to immediately severe their ties with John Henry Williams. If they signed him as a favor to Ted fine but his behavior over the years is an embarassment and why they choose keep him as part of the organization is appalling In no way should John Henry Williams be a part of the July 22 service. For all we know he will bring Ted's head out on a cart with a cap promoting another web site on it.
Keith Buohl, Bridgewater MA
Bury the man with dignity and his son should be ashamed of himself