Our View | Thumbs up, down

Thumbs up: To Spikes slugger Rowan Wick. Just hours after being named Player of the Month, the right fielder made history with his 11th home run in a single season.

Thumbs down: To Phillip D. Colton, of Osceola Mills, who was found guilty of raping an intellectually disabled child, among pages of related charges.

Thumbs up: To our parks and recreation areas, which are fabulous places to cool off. The area’s public pools and creeks have been a haven during the hot summer days.