Bad endings for several beloved players

From Ozzie Smith to Sammy Sosa to Ken Griffey Jr., the conclusion was pretty awful

Originally Published: May 18, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Jorge Posada said he's sorry. He had a "bad day,'' and manager Joe Girardi's decision to drop him to ninth in the batting order prompted him to do the previously unthinkable and beg out of the New York Yankees' lineup. Now that he's apologized to Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman, he'll try to raise that .179 batting average and redeem himself in the public eye.

The seat-squirming doesn't end here for the Yankees. Derek Jeter storm clouds are hovering, and one of these days the Yankees ...

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