Chris Russo just called on his way from the airport to the Sirius XM studios in Manhattan after returning from a triumphant week in San Francisco.
The famously passionate Giants fan said the city is far more “juiced up’’ than it was in 1989 and 2002 in part because the team’s postseason run has been such a surprise and in part because this is a more likeable team than those.
“It’s a cozy, nutty, ragamuffin, misfit team,’’ he said. “They gravitate to that kind of team.’’
Russo said call volume to his show has been heavy as listeners react to his excitement as the self-described “loudest’’ Giants fan in America.
The team itself treated him during his stay as “Mr. Giant,’’ he said, giving him access to A-list guests and setting him up to do his show from Willie McCovey’s personal suite.
“It’s a fun team,’’ Russo said. “They can taste it.’’