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By BobInnes (registered) - website | Posted July 14, 2010 at 01:04:14

Caretaker/ Bob Young

Thanks for staying around to answer questions.

My comment is that if you are looking to make the franchise successful, why on earth would you chose Hamilton, a city that has lost, what, half a dozen significant businesses this year alone, that has been unable/ unwilling to correct its tax competitiveness, and that is being asked to underwrite a huge financial committment to your intermittent enterprise as well as half a dozen other major undertakings at the same time as whole nations are melting down and taken to task for wanton profligacy, of which this stadium is a prime example? Debt, of which the feds, province and the city have aplenty is becoming a dangerous millstone in a deflating world. Not to mention peaking energy problems mentioned in the next blog. Please don't add to our considerable woes.

Why not Toronto which gets bailed out whenever it looks tearful?
Why not London or Ottawa which always look cheerful?
Why not Burlington, Waterloo or Markham, rolling in dough?
Why not join Hazel in competent Mississauga?
Windsor has plenty of space and Barrie is growing apace.
Sudbury will surely welcome a tough team to their tough landscape.

Mr Young, the Ticats may be beloved by all, but history is history and history is rapidly bypassing Hamilton and will not be dissuaded by the mere presence of a few ball players among the crowds of unemployed and homeless, who we suppose, must also be supported. If you insist on hanging around, please pay the bill, all of it, or ask A Smith for some assistance. This town cannot afford such entertainments until it decides to grow up and do what needs to be done to get the jobs back. Until then, the Cats (and the PanAm Games) are unfortunately just a confusing distraction that would be better off elsewhere.

On the bright side, I'm sure many loyal fans from Hamilton will continue to support the team, wherever it ends up.

Good luck in finding a new home.
Bob Innes

Comment edited by BobInnes on 2010-07-14 00:07:49

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