Originally Posted by SoxThunder
What if you were a super-successful businessman who acquired a baseball team that you had very little emotional connection to (like the Rockies for example). Would you dip into your personal wealth just to make the Rockies great? No, you'd focus on turning a profit year in, year out, and your emotions as a sports fan certainly wouldn't interfere with your business decisions for the team.
Baseball is a business for everyone involved except the fans. Owners became owners because they became millionaires based on business decisions, not on fandom or loyalty to laundry.