sports fans en Examining The Psychology Of Sports Fans Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>After 162 regular season baseball games, the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet tonight in a sudden death playoff. For my team, the Pirates, it's their first time in the post-season in 21 years. And after tonight, after just one game in a scheme surely invented by sadists, the Pirates might be out of the playoffs.<p>I've asked NPR social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam to come in. He's here to talk about a range of theories to help explain the psychology of sports fans. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 08:31:00 +0000 David Greene 16858 at