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Adrian Gonzalez Loves Gematria

San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez adjusts his batting glove against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Coors Field on September 13, 2010 in Denver. UPI/Gary C. Caskey

Baseball players and fans alike should be familiar with these numbers: 4,256, 2,632, 762, 56. For those who don’t know, let me clarify: Rose, Ripken, Bonds, & Dimaggio. Today I would like to introduce another historic baseball number- 28. What is the significance of the number 28? Well, it’s the new number that Boston Red Sox first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez, will wear on his jersey! And even though Mike Cameron offered him his old number 23, he declined, saying the number had no significance for him. The number 28, however, has lots of significance. After doing some Gematria research he found out that the number 28 has the numerical value of the word “Ko-Ach.” “No. 28,” he said, “is God providing courage and strength, so I went with that.”

Isn’t that something! Gematria influencing Adrian Gonzalez. I love how Jewish culture and tradition seeps into sports. It’s true that Gematria or numerology has Christian roots as evidenced by its use in the Greek language, but there’s no denying that “Ko-Ach” is a Hebrew word.

I wonder which Jew taught this to him? Was it Theo Epstein or Kevin Youkillis?

{Hat Tip: Steve K}

Just for the sake of it, I will post my all time favorite Red Sox video:

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  1. David West says

    What is 762 the gematria of? Something false I hope!

  2. Fanatic Rabbi says

    :)

  3. Chris Landreth says

    28 seconds = 0.00777 hours
    0.777 = 7/9
    Yeshua = 79 (english)

    00:28 = 12:28 PM
    1228 seconds = 20:28 (min/sec)
    228.0 Days = 137 Remain
    God’s Numbers = 137

    Numbers are Fun, I agree : )

    God Bless You,
    Your Friend,
    Chris

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