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Number 12 to get married on 12/12/12

Dec 12, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

Roberto Alomar Jays

If 246 of your Facebook friends haven’t already reminded you, let me be the one to note that today is 12/12/12. Which, hey, if you’re into that sort of thing, great.  Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar — who wore number 12 — is into that sort of thing, reports the Toronto Star:

The last repeating date most of us will ever see, 12/12/12, is on Wednesday and hundreds of people are expected to tie the knot, including former Blue Jay Roberto Alomar … “I’ve woven in little details like keepsake baseballs and 12/12/12 flags for cocktails,” said the couple’s wedding planner, Melissa Andre, in an email. “It’s all about enhancing what the couple is excited about and what is most special to them.”

A numerologist is quoted in the article saying that 12 is “an important number” so maybe Alomar thinks it’s lucky. And if Alomar could use anything in his personal life, it’s good luck.

The next repeating date, by the way, will be 01/01/01 (i.e. 2101).  Lou Whitaker will be 143 on that date, so if he makes it maybe he should get married then.

And before you comment: yes, it is a slow news day.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Twice the evil. Yay!

    • historiophiliac - Dec 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM

      By the way, when did it become “yay” instead of “yea”?

      • tfbuckfutter - Dec 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

        “Yay” means “Yay”.

        “Yea” means “Yeah”.

        Still unanswered is when “Yeah” became “Yea” but I digress.

  2. cur68 - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Now THERE’S a mistake a person shouldn’t make twice. Well, better luck this time, Riobbie.

  3. proudlycanadian - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Good luck Roberto! You deserve some sunshine in your life.

  4. plmathfoto - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Suppose there’s a spitter joke here somewhere, but good luck we all need it lol

  5. pinkfloydprism - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    At least you did not call it palindrome day… lots of that on twitter = fail.

    • Old Gator - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

      Really? What a coinky-dinky! Have Gun, Will Travel was my favorite TV show when I was a kid.

      • pinkfloydprism - Dec 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM

        It shows.

  6. koufaxmitzvah - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Sound Check Day pales mightily in comparison to Nigel Tufnel Day.

    12/12/12 does not take it to 11/11/11!

    • b453841l - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      I not sure you understand–it’s one more though, innit?

  7. sdelmonte - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Can’t wait till the 13th day of the 13th month of the 13th year.

    Lousy Smarch weather.

    • paperlions - Dec 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      What is the 13th month? Rocktober?

  8. modellforprez - Dec 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    it was just 12:12 and 12 seconds on 12/12/2012 my b-day is on the 12th and I’m from 12th st. of the south side of pittsburgh which is the 12 th ward.. so I’m special! NOT. but the #’s are true

  9. fanofevilempire - Dec 12, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    I thought he was accused by some chick of giving her a STD??

    Oh boy

    • tfbuckfutter - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      Yeah, I remember someone accusing him of being gay and giving her AIDS that made you bloat and turn blue (Violet BeauregAIDS perhaps?)

    • mybrunoblog - Dec 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

      Wow. Alomar getting married. Who’s the lucky guy?

  10. tvguy22 - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    I wonder if John Hirschbeck will be invited.

    • hojo20 - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM

      He’ll be within spitting distance of the nupitals in the church.

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      Hirshbeck and Alomar made up years ago, so it is possible that he might have been invited.

  11. paperlions - Dec 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Of course 12 is an important number, and it is regularly honored: it is the standard number of donuts, eggs, or beers one buys.

    Besides, without 12, how would you ever get to 13?

    • historiophiliac - Dec 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      Why would you want to go to 13?

      • paperlions - Dec 12, 2012 at 4:42 PM

        well, 13 is one more, idnit?

      • historiophiliac - Dec 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM

        Odd, I guess it is.

  12. planck16 - Dec 12, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    I envision Roberto lifting the vail (or is it veil, vale) of his lovely bribe and she spitting right in his face!

    He turn returns the favor with a spit of his on!

    The preacher then delcares them Husband and Wife!

    Keith Hernandez and Jerry Seinfeld shed a tear over the spit!

  13. realgone2 - Dec 12, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Cue the HIV jokes

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