The theory employed here goes like this -- if a pinch of various seasonings brings out the flavors in a stew, try adding a pound of each. This has a baseball tournament, a mystery (?), and a newspaper office. It's got everything but girls and impact. The baseball games aren't thrilling enough; the mystery is telegraphed to the reader; there isn't enough newspaper activity to provide background. The characters are good, wholesome wood. There are also far too many of them and not enough space for any to develop past the point they had reached when they were introduced. And- there is a moral in there -- somewhere. This is a strike-out.