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Dave Roberts doesn’t expect his team to make a splash at Chase Field this week

By in Press Enterprise on October 9, 2017

By Bill Plunkett

  • Kenley Jansen dives into the pool in Phoenix after beating the Diamondbacks to clinch the NL West Division championship in 2013. (Photo USA Today)

  • The Dodgers' NL West-clinching pool party at Chase Field in Sept., 2013 is something Arizona fans still have not forgotten. (Photo by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

    The Dodgers’ NL West-clinching pool party at Chase Field in Sept., 2013 is something Arizona fans still have not forgotten. (Photo by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

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PHOENIX – Everybody out of the pool.

Four years ago the Dodgers clinched the first of their five consecutive NL West titles at Chase Field. After celebrating in the visitors’ clubhouse for awhile, a group of Dodgers took the party onto the field, over the right-field fence and into the pool there. Photos and video caught several Dodgers frolicking in the pool.

The pool party did not go over well with the home team. The Diamondbacks found it disrespectful and let their feelings be known.

With a victory in one of the next two NL Division Series games at Chase Field, the Dodgers could have reason to celebrate here again. If they do, there will be no cannonballs involved, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

“Yeah, that won’t happen,” he said Sunday after arriving at Chase Field. “That won’t happen. This is a completely different team and I think we have bigger goals than to jump into a swimming pool.”

Four players from that 2013 team are on the Dodgers’ active roster for this NLDS – Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen. But the team’s personality has changed drastically from the former group which revolved around since-discarded stars Hanley Ramirez and Matt Kemp.

Roberts said he has not said anything to this year’s team about how […]    

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