It’s all right. I can say that. I’m the editor of the newsletter.
Anyway, the current issue, which I handed in at least a month late (sorry, boss), contains reviews on The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold U.S. Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way of Life Abroad, by Robert Elias, and High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time, by Tim Wendel; Baseball in ’41, by Robert Creamer; The Great Match and Our Base Ball Club: Two Novels from the Early Days of Base Ball, edited by Trey Strecker and Geri Strecker; and Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood,
by Janey Leavy. There’s also a short piece on the 50th anniversary re-release of John Updike’s Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu.
You can read the newsletter here (PDF file).
As for the “more,” Linda Holmes of NPR’s culture blog Monkey See, picked The Baseball Codes as one of her favorite books of 2010. “It’s a terrific book, whether you particularly care about baseball or not,” she concludes. Now if that’s not a glowing endorsement, I don’t know what is.