Adam Clayton Powell VI

Posted: September 5, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Adam Clayton Powell VI

Adam Clayton Powell VI was the manager of the Barones de Barceloneta baseball team, and he was a very impressive figure in Puerto Rico.

His father had been a U.S. Congressman, and he had two brothers in the New YorkState legislature. Powell had gone to Harvard, he owned a Pepsi Cola distributorship, and he was the plant manager for Pfizer pharmaceutical in the town of Barceloneta.

All the Viagra consumed in North America was produced in Powell’s little factory.

Powell also loved to appear in the media, and held a press conference about something or other practically every week.

Powell press conference about something or other

On February 12, 2008, Powell marched into Caguas with his baseball team, ten cheerleaders, and a 12-foor African bush elephant. Juan Bobo greeted him wearing a colorful three-cornered hat, and they all marched together down highway PR-95.

Juan the PirateJuan the patriot

There was a funny thing about Juan’s hat. Every ten minutes Juan would turn down one of its corners – then a man would come running out of nowhere, and hand him a bag of cash.

After three men and one priest had done this, Powell was no longer thinking about his baseball team, or even about the elephant. He was perplexed by the hat and couldn’t stop thinking about it.


Finally, Powell made a decision. He ran into the Banco de Ponce, withdrew $5,000 and bought the hat from Juan.

Of course the hat was a fraud, and Juan had staged the whole thing. But Juan figured that any man with a name as arrogant as Adam Clayton Powell VI, deserved whatever he got.

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  1. Wito Pacheco says:

    Adam Clayton Powell VI seems to be a great fool.

  2. Joe Sanchez says:

    The rabbit out of the hat trick. Talk about who the real Bobo is…

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