6. This whole New York-Boston thing could be about sibling rivalry.A brief consult with Dr. Kevin Kalikow, a practicing psychiatrist in Mount Kisco, N.Y., yielded these insights/rationalizations: "It's like brothers: I can beat up my brother, but you can't beat up my brother because you're not all part of the same family. Maybe we all want to show that the A.L. East is the toughest division ever. Also, it lowers anxiety to side for the winner. It's also good for the economy and patriotic after Wall Street took a downturn. If it makes Wall Street traders happy, it should make Main Street happy.'' His last reason? "I think John Adams never really liked Ben Franklin anyway.''