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?
In my opinion Mr. Williams should be cremated and his ashes be placed in a vault under home plate at Fenway.
Kevin M. Cunningham, Winchendon, Ma
Ted Williams was a great man in many ways: the best hitter who ever lived, a war hero, and a charitable soul. What is happening now only exposes his apparent weakness: his inability to parent effectively. His son is an embarrassment to his legacy but Ted's legacy includes a weakness we should all remember - parenting requires a real dedication to your children and wife. Ted apparently neglected John Henry for years...
I think it is disgraceful the way his son is acting. You know his only concern is how he can make more money off his father. Let the man be cremated as he requested in his will. Stop his son now.
I think that John Henry Williams shouldn't be allowed to share the same last name as the legendary Teddy ballgame. What he is doing is sheer unadulterated greed coupled with the sociopathic attitude that he can do no wrong. He has always been a leech on the William's name-why would anyone one think he would change now that Ted is gone?
Robert Lariviere, Hooksett NH
He should be cremated as he requested. This shouldn't be a money making venture. It's rediculous.
Cathy, North Dartmouth
we should all respect a persons wish to be whatever at the time of death his son should be made to turn over Ted's Body for Cremation
Rocky Giovanniello, Winthrop
I can be sure that Ted Williams would not have wanted a poll on the inter-net asking what people thought about his remains. He was a great man, let him rest at that, and leave this question to his family!!
Chris Hayes, Cambridge, Ma.
It just goes to show that you can never underestimate how far people will go for a buck...because this is clearly all John Henry is thinking about. If only Randy Johnson could pitch John Henry's head to Teddy Ballgame...I'm sure Ted would do just as he did his last time at bat, hit it right out of the park. RIP Teddy. You'll be missed.
If Ted Williams specified cremation in his will...then it's a done-deal. The DNA tests are still too new to indicate a success or failure as far as cloning is concerned. It's too bad Williams' son has so little respect for the wishes of his Father.
Gary Dixon, Ocean Park
I'm not at all familiar with Ted Williams or his contribution to baseball...BUT I know that it's a curse to disrespect the wishes of the dead. If Ted wanted to be creamated, then his wishes must be accommodated. Really, it's appalling that there's even a debate about this.
Rich, Jamaica Plain