Juan Bobo Gets an Elephant

Posted: January 14, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan bobo

The Elephant Arrives 

The Barones de Barceloneta arrived in Caguas with a marching band, ten cheerleaders, and a 12-foot African bush elephant. 
The elephant marched down PR-95, where he danced a charanga and backed up traffic for three miles. Even though he was the mascot for the opposing team, everyone wanted to touch the elephant.

The elephant marches down PR-95, which resembles Mumbai

When they arrived at the Caguas stadium the elephant reared up on his hind legs, then took the first ceremonial swing.

The elephant takes the first swing

Juan Bobo didn’t appreciate this grandstanding by the visiting team, but he was told to keep his mouth shut. The elephant was bringing fans to the game.
However, when a stink rose from behind the Criollos dugout, Juan had had enough. He phoned the team owner to say “either the elephant goes, or I go.”  This was not a smart move on Juan’s part.

The elephant undermines the Criollos’ morale

The elephant had doubled the stadium receipts – and so the team owner and the baseball commissioner told Juan that he could start packing, since the elephant was doing more for the team than Juan was.
The elephant was so popular, that next year the Criollos de Caguas were getting their very own elephant.

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo

  1. Syd McKee says:

    I can see it in my head — the elephant, the cheerleaders, the rattlesnake in right field, the ant colony under first base — this is one hell of a story!

  2. Bettina Wyatt says:

    I live in Columbus, Ohio. They actually read some Juan Bobo stories to us in Roxbury public school. What a blast to see him again! I really like this.

  3. Tato Laviera says:

    Que chevere es ver Juan Bobo! Como nina lo lei, y lo encontre muy genial. Arriba Juan Bobo!

  4. Ernesto Cruz says:

    JUAN BOBO is a famous character in Puerto Rico. I read him as a kid. Nice to see him again!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Este blog es muy interesante. Yo lei muchos de los cuentos de Juan Bobo aqui en Texas. Eso!

  6. Jennifer Millet says:

    Great stuff here. That guy next to the elephant looks like Pit Bull.

  7. Herschel Bernardi says:

    A baseball team with its very own elephant, marching band and 10 cheerleaders. JUAN BOBO gets better and better!

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