I found this hilarious:
Though some fans would like to see the Astros spend more, owner Jim Crane pointed out that it's not the fans' money. "This is a private company, even though it's got a public flair to it," Crane told Costa. "If they want to write a check for 10 million bucks, they can give me a call."
Obviously, Crane doesn't understand business the way the Smizikistanis do.