Criollos de Caguas

Posted: September 2, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan bobo

Juan Bobo and His    

Criollos de Caguas 

Juan Bobo managed the Criollos de Caguas, the worst team in the Puerto Rico winter baseball league. The Criollos had won fourteen Puerto Rico pennants and three Caribbean World Series, but you’d never know it by this bunch.

Don Q, the starting pitcher, had a 98 mph fast ball but was usually half-drunk and utterly unpredictable. 

DrunkThe starting pitcher Don Q 

Pitrós, the catcher, had a huge family to feed and was the hardest working Criollo. He had two concussions and four cracked ribs from defending home plate

Pitrós saves a run, cracks a rib

Flaco Navaja, the first baseman, was very mean-tempered and known to stab base runners.

Flaco feels he was safe    

Perico had a cocaine habit and autonomic dysreflexia, which sent him into seizures at shortstop. This was helpful in hit and run situations but otherwise useless.

Perico the shortstop     

Wilson the third baseman had no arm, was the worst fielder on the team, but had an uncanny ability to steal running signals and the other team’s equipment. Thanks to Wilson, most of the games ended in an all-out brawl.

Wilson steals home, then home plate, then a catcher’s mitt

The Criollos didn’t mind getting arrested because the sheriff of Caguas served good wine in his prison. But Juan Bobo was running out of bail money.

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo

  1. Wito Pacheco says:

    The Criollos de Caguas are my kind of team!

  2. Joe sanchez says:

    Talk about a dysfunctional, kleptomaniacal team…I’m surprised they don’t steal all the bases during the game…and I’m not talking about running the bases during the baseball game.

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