7. Johnny Damon to the New York Yankees
The Red Sox, after 86 years of trying and failing to win a championship finally notched a World Series in 2004, thanks in large part to Johnny Damon’s heroics. How did he follow up? By getting a clean cut and joining the team in pinstripes, of course.
8. Adam Vinatieri to the Indianapolis Colts
Fans of New England’s sports teams, it should be said, almost expect their star players to leave for greener pastures. Still, that didn’t take the sting out of kicker Adam Vinatieri, a big part in the New England Patriots’ big Super Bowl wins, defecting to the Peyton Manning-led Colts.