Comment 58535

By improvethehammer (registered) | Posted January 28, 2011 at 09:51:51 in reply to Comment 58524

it turns my stomach to think of how this organization held this city hostage with its threats and intimidation throughout this process.

I think there is plenty of blame to go around. For all the talk of evaluating multiple sites, it is clear to me that the city only really considered West Harbour. The Ticats tactics forced them to consider other sites. We're at Ivor Wynne primarily because the clock ran out.

So love or hate the intimidation, it was effective. Perhaps they should have done it a year and a half ago???

I just wish the parties were civil to each other a long time ago. I have no doubt that if Bob Bratina was mayor two years ago, the Ticats would happily be playing in West Harbour.

deciding to spend millions on giving his boss a free stadium.

Actually, the stadium will be owned by the city, not the Ticats.

it will be a cold day in hell when The Caretaker ever gets a nickel of my money.

How quickly we forget. The Caretaker invested money in the Ticats when no one else did. He invested in the team, the stadium and the city of Hamilton.

The "tactics" of intimidation (while perhaps misguided) were all about ensuring the Ticats can be profitable long after he is done with the team.

Perhaps you should take a deep breath, and re-think your strategy of giving your nickels to scalpers -- what have they done to improve the Ticats or city of Hamilton?

Comment edited by improvethehammer on 2011-01-28 09:56:11

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