Plus, who wouldn't want a trip to the Dominican this time of year even if it was for work? Ol' Charlie Kerfeld probably could have used an extra day to work on his tan, too.
Kerfeld, of course, is a special assistant for Amaro these days, but back when he was playing for the Astros in the 1980s, ol' Charlie (or is it Charley?) looked like he knew how to have fun.
Take a look at Kerfeld after the Astros clinched the NL West in 1986... does that guy know how to party or what?
Oh, and how about that plumage growing out of the back of Charlie's cap... it's like a rare, exotic bird.