SAN FRANCISCO -- Lisardo Planells knew what I was going to ask.
He had attended Sunday's game between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals decked out in Giants gear: jersey, earrings, hat, even orange-rimmed sunglasses. Said he's gone to five or 10 games all season. A real fan, not a bandwagon jumper after the team's World Series victory last season.
But as soon as I mentioned the team's upcoming three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he grew serious.