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Thomas Tull: The Hero Owner The Padres Deserve

The team is for sale, everybody knows that. We've had names like Peter O'Malley and Steven Cohen mentioned as possible suitors. Just today [EDIT: The Tull connection was actually made last week here.], after we successfully put liquid heat in Stephen Strasburg's jock, a new name was thrown out there.

He is a part-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers

He runs the hugely-successful Legendary Pictures and is responsible for bringing us such films as Inception, The Dark Knight, Watchmen, and 300

He's one of the most powerful men in Hollywood - Thomas Tull, the hero San Diego deserves.

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Before we delve deeper into this, I wanted to share how Tull's interest was reported. As with most anything these days, we have twitter to thank for stoking the fire. It all started with a tweet from a hotel employee with one hilarious handle: @BigNuts55.

Mr. Big Nuts, after perusing his timeline, works at a Downtown hotel and, for whatever reason, wanted to share some juicy gossip with some of the San Diego media. First, he tries Marty and Posner.

Jay must have sicced Tim Sullivan on him because Tim actually hit up Big Nuts to try to get more info.

Big Nuts fed Tim some more details (Tull didn't meet with Moores, but Tony Gwynn!) that ended up checking out. Big Nuts was right! Shame on you for doubting him!

So there you have it. Pretty fascinating, eh? Just don't narc on our new source, he's apprehensive about losing his job.

Anyways, back to Tull. He's not a big name in sports, like Mark Cuban or Magic Johnson, or even the O'Malley family. However, he is a truly innovative mind in Hollywood who pioneered a new wave in film financing.

As the CEO of Legendary Entertainment, with the help of some deep-pocketed Wall Street investors and Warner Brothers, he has helmed productions for 14 $100 million GBO films. I listed a few of the more noteworthy titles above, but head to Wikipedia to see the full list. Sure, there's a bomb or two in there, but the track record is very excellent for such a volatile business. Legendary is now valued well north of $1 billion.

Take some time to read up on him. Here, I did the link-wrangling for you:

This is the kind of guy, who is young, successful, powerful, articulate, and forward-thinking that any team would love to have as its owner.

A silent guardian, a watchful protector, a dark night.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Gaslamp Ball community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Gaslamp Ball managers or SB Nation.

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