Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Tony Schiavone (and Bug) Bobblehead

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Tony & Bug take their place in the Mid-Atlantic Gateway Museum, safely ensconced
between the United States Championship belt and Blackjack Mulligan's famous cowboy hat.

The Gwinnett Braves recently honored Tony Schiavone and his dog Bug with their very own bobblehead doll, given away to the first 2,500 fans that attended the Gwinnett Braves baseball game at Coolray Field back on August 26. It was part of a "National Dog Day" at the park where fans could bring their pets to the game as well.

Schiavone is the play-by-play radio voice of the Gwinnett Braves, the triple-A club of the Atlanta Braves, and a bit of a celebrity in the Atlanta area not only because of his association with G-Braves baseball, but also for his long history as the voice of World Championship Wrestling on WTBS and TNT in the 1980s and 1990s.

Tony is also a producer for the University of Georgia Bulldogs radio network, a barista at Starbucks, and host of one of the most popular pro-wrestling podcasts in the country. A true renaissance man if there ever was one!

Like us, Tony was a big fan of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling growing up and so we've given his baseball bobblehead its special spot in the Mid-Atlantic Gateway Museum, even though he's not wearing that sweet navy blazer with the "JCP Sports" emblem on it.

A Tony Schiavone bobblehead. Who would have thunk it?

Coolest. Bobblehead. Ever.

Image from Jared Wallis/YouTube
Check out Tony's huge interview about his days as a fan of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling.