GIRARDI AND BERRA Soon after Joe Girardi's first daughter, Serena, was born in 1999, he took her to the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J., just to make sure he got a picture of Berra holding her, Girardi said.
Yogi Berra is the choice of Joe Torre, who can claim outside-observer status now that he's the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers but whose 12 seasons as Yankees manager and his New York City upbringing give him plenty of insight.
•Yogi Berra: The current elder statesman among the Yankees greats, Berra is a three-time American League MVP whose presence as a player on 14 pennant winners and 10 World Series winners (including five in a row) are major league records.
As Yogi Berra is credited with saying about playing golf, "Ninety percent of putts that are hit short don't go in."
Yogi Berra is credited with "It's deja vu all over again."
Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is sixth at 2,148, Don Mattingly, the team's batting coach, is fifth at 2,153.
Now, as Yogi Berra is reputed to have said, "It ain't over till it's over," but there is certainly cause for cautious optimism.
Chamberlain said he called Berra on Wednesday to make sure there were no hard feelings, according to both the News and the Post.