Entercom announced earlier today a pair of additions to the Boston Red Sox radio broadcast booth ; joining 25 year vet Joe Castiglione and newly hired Glenn Geffner (most recently with San Diego) is longtime ESPN baseball fixture Dave O’Brien.

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O’Brien came to what we’ll politely call considerable prominence this summer when his duties as ESPN/ABC’s no. 1 play-by-play voice for the 2006 World Cup came under intense scrutiny.

At the time, O’Brien defended his “story-telling” efforts as having run afoul of “a petulant…antsy clique,” revealing that he’s got the perfect temperment for dealing with Boston’s easygoing fanbase and their perfectly reasonable standards.