Dave O'Brien
Dave O'Brien

Non-playing roles with Mets
  • Broadcaster 2003 - 2005

Share your memories of Dave O'Brien


April 12, 2005
Acts annoyingly chummy with Seaver and also analyzes the game as if he played professional baseball. Shut up, Dave. Just sit in the booth and eat peanuts.

April 27, 2005
Dave is one of the finest baseball announcers in America, and the Mets are lucky to have him. His voice and play by play are a total pleasure to listen to, and he and Seaver have a nice chemistry on the WB- 11. Not many announcers rise to a big moment like O'Brien does. If you heard Beltran's homer to beat Smoltz you know what I mean. He's a terrific baseball announcer.

June 3, 2005
Dave O'Brien might be a good announcer, but it constantly pains me to hear his often innacurate comments about the Mets in general. What I don't understand is this, why must the Mets have announcers that also work for ESPN as O'Brien does? He does not follow the team for most of the week and it shows in his broadcast. Plus did he steal Gary Thorne's voice because he sounds exactly like him.

July 10, 2005
It's funny - I think O'Brien is the best TV guy the Mets have had in a long, long time. He isn't on enough - because the channel 11 games are mostly weekends. But he seems to be the MOST accurate voice. Yeah, he sounds a lot like Thorney, who I liked too, but O'Brien is obviously a baseball announcer. Not a hockey guy doing baseball which I thought Gary was. I kind of like how his ESPN work gives him a feel for the whole league. He's got credibility.

August 27, 2005
He's very good but what kills him is that he is paired with the annoying Tom Seaver. Once Seaver is gone, this guy will be golden with the Mets.

blue and orange 4 ever
March 24, 2006
THis guy was offered the job on SNY and turned it down because he wanted to moonlight at ESPN. Last year he and Seaver were coming out of the stadium and my son calls their names and they ignore him and sneak into their limo. At one time he was the also the voice of High Heat Baseball, a video game.

Jonathan Stern
March 16, 2007
It was hard to judge Dave O'Brien, since he was usually paired with a grumpy, uninterested Tom Seaver. Even today, when I occasionally turn on ESPN, I am not sure whether it's O'Brien or Gary Thorne.

Young Opie
June 1, 2008
We've got him here in Boston now and he is horrible. On and on monotone repetition. He continually says the same things over and over without any change in tone. It may be that the TV crew here is superb. They make him look like someone's dad calling a high school game.

June 29, 2008
Dave O'Brien has become a big fan favorite here in Boston, calling the Red Sox on radio. Recently, "Boston Sports Media Watch," which does lots of rankings of broadcasters, had fans vote on Dave - and he had huge approval rating. He's excellent. Great voice. Perfect tone. My friends in New York loved him with the Mets, and we are really lucky to have him in Boston. He's outstanding.

Mary Ann
October 21, 2008
Dittos of Maximus' comments. We love listening to OB & Joe announce Red Sox on the radio. They compliment each other tremendously.

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