These Yankees look like champs at last

After much concern, it's now official: Bombers are good enough to go the distance

Updated: October 10, 2010, 10:46 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- On the eve of the American League Division Series, the New York Yankees were burdened by postseason doubt, oh yes they were. In the deepest corner of their competitive soul, where private thoughts are locked behind maximum-security walls, the Yankees suspected exactly what their fan base suspected:

They were not good enough in 2010 to do what they did in 2009.

Joe Girardi and his players never admitted it, and why would they? Professional coaches and ...

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