Comment 76222

By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted April 25, 2012 at 11:01:45

I am not a big fan of this piece and I have stated as such on the Cats forum as well.

It's time to realize both sides fault in this ordeal. Plain and simple. The Mayor and Bob Young perhaps need to shake hands once again but this time, with a promise to both except their parts (City versus Cats), in the stadium debate. Both should take some responsibility as should IO. They said this could be done. All sides should accept some responsibilty.

Shake hands vowing to right the wrongs and promise above anything else, to involve us in this process, build us something beautiful and that everyone including the Tiger-Cats, will go to great lengths in striving to accomplish much of what we wanted to 'build' in the Harbor, along Balsam and the surrounding area.

A forum member recently pointed out an article about the former site of the old historic Tiger Stadium. You can read it here. It's what I feared would exist at the Ivor Wynne site some time after it was torn down. Are we so sure that 75 Balsam wouldn't have sat in a similar state for some time? Just one of the reasons why I feel good about 75 Balsam and it's future as the long term home of 80 more years of history and new and continued traditions.

I am sorry the Harbor is still more or less docked or shipwrecked is more like it. I truly am, but we are all to blame to some degree so let's move forward, stop the finger pointing, learn from the past and work towards a brighter future.

Whatever the case may be, there's a long history of this football club in Hamilton and hopefully that history will see 2 and 3 hundred, but both sides need to suck it up and realize that some sorry's might be called for and some promises of change.

Think of ways we can repair our relationships so that both sides truly feel those gestures are genuine. Not everyone will be able to get over it but that's life, but a good majority will that's all that is important.

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