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Ken Griffey Jr. and Marlins catcher Matt Treanor watch Griffey’s 600th career home run against Mark Henderson in the 1st inning. Photo by JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Hal McCoy: Hall of Fame is Griffey’s just reward

Ken Griffey Jr. took his rightful place in baseball’s Hall of Fame on Sunday and the three guys who didn’t vote for him should have their voting privileges revoked. Permanently. If Griffey isn’t a Hall of Famer then they should dismantle the Cooperstown shrine brick by brick. It is true ...

Hamilton West Side shortstop Cayden Evans tags out Gianni Gaetano of Canfield at second base during Tuesday’s winners’ bracket final of the Ohio Little League tournament at Boardman’s Fields of Dreams. West Side won 2-0. DAVID DERMER/THE VINDICATOR

Coomer grateful for chance to extend his West Side coaching career

Ken Coomer is feeling good and grateful. The longtime Hamilton West Side coach is an assistant for this year’s team, which is one win away from the Ohio Little League 12-year-old baseball tournament championship at Boardman’s Fields of Dreams. Last July, Coomer was the head coach when West Side captured ...

Back in leadoff spot, Hamilton sparks Cincinnati Reds

Bryan Price couldn’t ask for dividends any more immediate than what he enjoyed Friday night.The Reds manager’s move of Billy Hamilton back into the leadoff slot sparked a three-run first inning, all on Joey Votto’s home run, and Tucker Barnhart added a solo shot as the Reds opened their three-game ...

Ken Griffey Junior with his son Trey. GETTY IMAGES

Reds clubhouse manager Stowe remembers Griffey Jr. the ‘family man’

Rick Stowe and Ken Griffey Jr. don’t have much in common, but they do share one strong connection – they’re both second-generation Reds. Stowe, the team’s home clubhouse manager, is a son of longtime Cincinnati equipment manager Bernie Stowe, who passed away in February. Griffey, of course, is a son ...

Middletown participated in a 7-on-7 high school football passing tournament at Fairmont High School on Friday, July 21, 2016. Preseason practice begins Aug. 1 and the Middies open the season on Friday, Aug. 26 at Lima Senior. Middletown's new head coach is Lance Engleka, previously the program's offensive coordinator in 2008-10, MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Middletown 7-on-7 football

Middletown participated in a 7-on-7 high school football passing tournament at Fairmont High School on Friday, July 21, 2016. Preseason practice begins Aug. 1 and the Middies open the season on Friday, Aug. 26 at Lima Senior. Middletown's new head coach is Lance Engleka, previously the program's offensive coordinator in ...

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