While Danny Califf's on field performances weren't always something to cheer about, there was no doubting that he had a great relationship with the Union's fans. He says that the fact that he and his family were enjoying Philly so much that he did not want to be traded. This is in contrast to Peter Nowak's implication that Califf wanted to be traded somewhere in his hometown Southern California.
"It made me want to throw up," Califf told the Philadelphia Daily News. "Change is never easy and when you give your heart to something and much of yourself, and it all gets ripped out from under you, that part of yourself is essentially ripped away.
"It's like putting a Band-Aid on a scab and then ripping the Band-Aid off over and over and over again. I understand that these types of trades happen in professional sports all the time, I mean I am not stupid to this fact, but we were just in a really good place as a family (here in Philadelphia) and that's why it hurt so bad.
The feeling appears to be mutual. The Union fans over the Brotherly game are none too happy about the decision to deal away the club's captain.