Twenty days before the release/signing party for Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, the first copy of the book arrived in the Reedy Press office. It looks marvelous. Soon you’ll be able to buy one through Amazon or at a bookstore. But you know you don’t want to miss out on the fun of attending the release/signing party and buying a copy personally inscribed by me. It’s from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Gretchen’s Inn at Al Smith’s Feasting Fox Restaurant, 4200 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis. But you know that.