April 4, 1998
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This A&J strip first appeared about the time my sister-in-law talked me into sponsoring a team of her friends and co-workers in a municipal women’s softball league. Team “Arlo & Janis” was embarrassingly awful, but everyone was having fun one evening a week. Because we were so terrible, I suppose, we began to attract a few talented players who could see that our line-up obviously needed bolstering. Before long, we were competitive in the municipal league. The next thing I know, I’m spending my weekends traversing two states with a women’s softball team and paying to enter tournaments where we usually discovered we weren’t as good as we thought we were. I still don’t have the courage to talk about the experience. Maybe someday. At least I got a few gags out of it all.