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    Camp followers?

    Can anybody maybe look this up?

    Since CP is back in the line up again tonight, I was wondering if there are nay other managers in recent memory who have drug players around with them like this?

    Is there a way to look something like that up?
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    Re: Camp followers?

    I had a chuckle when I read the title to this thread. My grandmother used to use that term to describe "loose" women. And she used to whisper it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    I had a chuckle when I read the title to this thread. My grandmother used to use that term to describe "loose" women. And she used to whisper it.

    Yeah, that's the historical connotation. Women and others who used to follow the army around, going way, way back (Revolutionary times at least, I assume--I remember reading references to camp followers in the days leading up to St. Clair's defeat in the post-Revolutionary period),

    ..but I digress. :

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    Yeah, that's the historical connotation. Women and others who used to follow the army around, going way, way back (Revolutionary times at least, I assume--I remember reading references to camp followers in the days leading up to St. Clair's defeat in the post-Revolutionary period),

    ..but I digress. :
    I'm sure my grandmother was thinking more WWI or even the stories from the Civil War.

    ... but I also digress. :
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    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    Yeah, that's the historical connotation. Women and others who used to follow the army around, going way, way back (Revolutionary times at least, I assume--I remember reading references to camp followers in the days leading up to St. Clair's defeat in the post-Revolutionary period),

    ..but I digress. :
    The term camp followers goes back as far as the First Crusade (as far as I know). And the term does NOT refer to prostitution. Nomade peoples like Ghenjis Khan's "horde" had no soldiers that worked in the Mess. When these armies moved around to conquer other lands, they brought their families with them....to cook, set up camp, and pack and move again.

    Napolean's army did the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    The term camp followers goes back as far as the First Crusade (as far as I know). And the term does NOT refer to prostitution. Nomade peoples like Ghenjis Khan's "horde" had no soldiers that worked in the Mess. When these armies moved around to conquer other lands, they brought their families with them....to cook, set up camp, and pack and move again.

    Napolean's army did the same thing.
    It didn't originally refer to prostitution, but by St. Claire's time it had picked up that connotation. Even going back to Civil War times camp followers weren't always prostitutes, but because many were, the term was applied (and the reputations of women who performed other services were often unjustly smeared).

    btw, I forget...am I back on the History Channel boards again? It's been years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    Can anybody maybe look this up?

    Since CP is back in the line up again tonight, I was wondering if there are nay other managers in recent memory who have drug players around with them like this?

    Is there a way to look something like that up?
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    On the baseball side of things (there was one, wasn't there?), I would guess that, if you want to get technical, since Dusty and Corey have only been together on 2 teams, there have been many other similar cases.

    Even involving bad players and incompetent managers who misused them.

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    Jack McKeon had some serious man love for Chris Stynes and "napping" Harry Dunlop. Stynes didn't go with Jack to Florida as I recall.

    Piniella had some man love for Sabo too.

    I know there are more but I just can't think of them this second.
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    Re: Camp followers?

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    Can anybody maybe look this up?

    Since CP is back in the line up again tonight, I was wondering if there are nay other managers in recent memory who have drug players around with them like this?

    Is there a way to look something like that up?
    I know a certain GM that does.


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