In answer to your question, I live in CA but was born and raised in Interlaken. I enjoy the NY-Boston rivalry. It's all in good fun. After all it is just a game. The sawks are white hot right now. I hope the Yanks can keep up. 27 and holding is the number of titles won. Good luck to your team just not too much good luck.
I'm sure the Yankees will keep up, and will probably bounce back and forth with the Sox in the top two slots in the American East. I enjoy the rivaly too.
Where in the Southland are you? I spent a couple of years there, thanks to the USN. Pretty country there once you get out of the city and see it.