Golden Balls, we hardly knew ye 

March, 5, 2009
03/05/09
3:12
PM ET

I try to avoid bitter-sports-columnist mode ("None of these guys today could carry DiMaggio's jock!"), but I have to admit, when I heard David Beckham wanted to stay in Milan and abandon Major League Soccer, it made me cranky.

Peter Keating

ESPN Senior Writer
Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. His column, The Numbers, appears in every issue.
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