Owning a professional sports franchise is the dream of many. But turning that dream into a reality takes a lot of money.
Energy, effort, desire, and know-how are great, and definitely something that an owner should have, but what it really comes down to is money.
Money, particularly in amounts to buy a professional sports franchise, doesn't usually seem to find its way into the pockets of guys that most people consider to be tough guys.
Sure, there are owners that are bullies—the late George Steinbrenner comes to mind—and guys that will ruin your life with litigation. But who is that one owner that if he caught you sneaking into a game would be the most likely to personally "dot your eye"?
Let's take a look at the top five "tough guy" owners in MLB, based purely on their lives outside baseball and as determined by yours truly.