#7. Joe Torre and The Yankees
After four World Series titles and 12 straight years in the playoffs, the Yankee skipper couldn't stomach the contract that team owner George Steinbrenner offered him in October, when the Yankees failed to make it past the first round of the playoffs for the third year in a row. Rather than accept a pay cut, Torre departed for the Los Angeles Dodgers sounding wistful: "The 12 years just felt like they were 10 minutes long, to be honest with you."
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