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    Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    I always knew I would type that.



    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...eball_imm.html


    Workers at an Arizona cryonics facility mutilated the frozen head of baseball legend Ted Williams - even using it for a bizarre batting practice, a new tell-all book claims.

    In "Frozen," Larry Johnson, a former exec at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., graphically describes how The Splendid Splinter" was beheaded, his head frozen and repeatedly abused.

    The book, out Tuesday from Vanguard Press, tells how Williams' corpse became "Alcorian A-1949" at the facility, where bodies are kept suspended in liquid nitrogen in case future generations learn how to revive them.



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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    Whoa

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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    What a travesty. I don't know how those people sleep at night.

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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    His head can still get on base more then Willy Taveras.




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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    Now that is what you call a chip off the old block....
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    That may be the most disturbing thing I have ever read on RedsZone... and it's not really close.
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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    I read the whole story and it is truly a gruesome one. Absolutely incredible.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08

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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    What the hell is wrong with people? To do this to any person who has passed on is done right horrible. I hope something happens to these (insert word that would get an infraction)
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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    After reading the whole story, those are some truly terrible people.

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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    Sickening. There are some terrible people in this world.

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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    Everything about that group of lunatics is sickening, starting with preying on the grief stricken relatives who cough up the money for their scam.
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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    I watched that HBO Documentary on Ted Williams, which - incidentally - was spectacular and you should all watch it. And there is no doubt that Ted Williams' kids come off as a little (ok, maybe a lot) shady - although, in fairness, they were probably much better children to him than he was a father to them. But the interview with his daughter at the end really stuck with me, when she basically said, "this is what we believe, and how is it your business at all how our family deals with death." I found myself agreeing with that. I am not sure why everyone is so obsessed with this. Frankly, although what this place does makes no sense at all to me, there are plenty of religions around that also make no sense to me. So if this family really believes this is their path to spending life after death together, then I feel I have as much right to judge that as a family that spends millions on a crypt, thousands on a cemetary plot, or hundreds on some urns for creamation.

    I was interested that I had that reaction to that interview, because a few months ago I probably would have whole-heartedly agreed with all the comments on here. Now I only half-heartedly agree with them.

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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Everything about that group of lunatics is sickening, starting with preying on the grief stricken relatives who cough up the money for their scam.
    Not that I don't understand the disgust expressed by so many, because I do, but mistreatment of the living concerns me much more than mistreatment of the dead.
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    Re: Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice

    Forget Ted Williams the corpse, remember Ted Williams the ballplayer.


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