Behind The Scenes

O’Brien excels at transition game, moving from college hoops to MLB

Dave O’Brien has been busy these last few weeks.

One of ESPN’s primary men’s and women’s college basketball play-by-play announcers, O’Brien started this week the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Denver, including Baylor’s national championship victory over Notre Dame.

How is O’Brien, who also calls games for the Boston Red Sox, following that up?

He’ll call his first ESPN baseball game of the season tonight at 7 ET as the San Francisco Giants visit the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’ll be joined by Nomar Garciaparra and Mark Mulder, who is making his regular-season debut in the booth on ESPN’s telecast.

In the video above, we caught up with O’Brien to get his take on the start of the baseball season, how he manages his travel schedule and former Red Sox manager and current ESPN analyst Terry Francona‘s new job.

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