As ridiculous as the headline sounds, it's accurate:
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.
Johnson writes that in July 2002, shortly after the Red Sox slugger died at age 83, technicians with no medical certification gleefully photographed and used crude equipment to decapitate the majors' last .400 hitter.
Williams' severed head was then frozen, and even used for batting practice by a technician trying to dislodge it from a tuna fish can.
So I haven't eaten anything yet today, but I already think I'm ready to bring it back up to the surface.
This is a disgusting story that is only going to get worse. What happens when the photos are unveiled? That's not going to be pretty. It's not like there will be any kind of happy ending at this point.
The real question is: what kind of person or people would do this kind of thing? Two things are for sure, though -- 1) they're horrible people and 2) they're not Red Sox fans. Or, better yet, fans of baseball. Or, to be the most accurate, fans of people.