2013 Year in Review

Since debuting as an expansion team in 1998, the Arizona Diamondbacks have played their home games in the same stadium — Chase Field, formerly known as Bank One Ballpark until September of 2005.

Considering that the Diamondbacks have been the only Major League Baseball team to play its home games in the downtown Phoenix stadium, it’s perplexing to see Google associate with the Los Angeles Dodgers, via Grant Brisbee of SB Nation:

During its days as the BOB, the Diamondbacks won an NL West title in 1999, 2001 and 2002. The 2001 season was also memorable as it was the year the Diamondbacks won the lone World Series title in franchise history.

However, recent years haven’t been so kind to the Diamondbacks, who finished 30 games back of first place in the NL West last season. In 2013, the Diamondbacks led the division for much of the season only to be caught by the Dodgers.

Compounding matters for the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers clinched the division for the first time since 2009 with a win on Sept. 19, 2013 at Chase Field. The Dodgers’ ensuing celebration created a controversy as players spilled out of the visitors’ clubhouse and into the right-field pool.

The relationship between players of the two teams since that point hasn’t exactly been friendly and last season, a Dodger fan was asked by security to turn his shirt inside out. The Dodgers finished 15-4 against the Diamondbacks last season and the teams first regular season meeting in 2015 is on April 10 at Chase Field.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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