Please Tipper, don't read much into a private business like a newspaper that is owned by a Toronto company. They have an agenda, it's to promote Toronto and people from outside Toronto going to Toronto. That being said, a lot of people from outside of Toronto in southern Ontario do go to Toronto in summer for Blue Jay games (why is beyond me in that stadium for baseball but that's another discussion).
So yes, the Blue Jays game is more newsworthy in Hamilton than the Cats game on a Saturday night, not because that IS the way it is or should be etc. whatever. But because the newspaper chooses in that way and that is their right, it's a private business, based out of Toronto. What do you expect? And the readers are there, obviously. It's just private business, private media business, you don't like it, don't buy this private newspaper because really that is what it is.
One thing the Raise the Hammer site has taught me, and Ryan McGreal himself, is that mainstream for profit media is exactly that, for profit media. I give the RTH'ers credit for talking about the issues they do in detail, Hamilton based issues, because often, no mainstream media would. Walkability, two way streets, older buildings etc. that is all good. Sure, they had a West Harbour Fred based agenda but that is ok, that is and was their right. They weren't promoting that for a profit, from what I can see (not that profit is a dirty word at all of course).
And while it pains me to say this, I see as many if not more license plates in Hamilton with Leafs insignia on it than TiCats. People can do what they want to do. I have a Ticats logo on my license plate but it doesn't mean others in Hamilton need to do the same.