Los Angeles Times

Houston Mitchell

Writer

Houston Mitchell is an assistant sports editor and host of the Sports Now blog for the Los Angeles Times. Mitchell was born in Redondo Beach and has lived in the Los Angeles area his entire life. He has worked for The Times since 1991 and hopes no one ever figures out that he gets paid to watch and write about sports for a living.

Recent Articles

  • Around the horn: Carlos Beltran is fourth switch-hitter to reach 400 home runs

    Around the horn: Carlos Beltran is fourth switch-hitter to reach 400 home runs

    New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran became the fourth switch-hitter to hit 400 home runs. Can you name the other three? Answer at end of these notes. ... Former Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, now the GM of Seattle, had this to say in USA Today when asked what he has learned since taking...

  • Dodgers Dugout: You get to be the Dodgers' general manager for a day

    Dodgers Dugout: You get to be the Dodgers' general manager for a day

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell,  and I’m wondering why that guy who was managing the Angels looks so familiar. Fantasy General Manager Some people get annoyed with me when I say the Dodgers are not going to win the World Series this year. I’m supposed...

  • John Cena is named host of the 2016 ESPYs

    John Cena is named host of the 2016 ESPYs

    The list of greats who have hosted the ESPYs in the past is endless: Justin Timberlake, LeBron James..... Rob Riggle? Anyway, you can add another name to the list: WWE superstar John Cena. Cena was announced Thursday as the host for the 2016 ESPYs, which will be held on July 13 at 5 p.m. Pacific...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Is Scott Kazmir on the comeback trail?

    Dodgers Dugout: Is Scott Kazmir on the comeback trail?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell,  and I can't believe Yasiel Puig didn't thank me for motivating him into hitting a home run Friday night. Back in the swing of things There were two good things that happened as the Dodgers were winning two of three...

  • Around the horn

    Around the horn

    Arizona, the New York Mets and St. Louis have won more games at Atlanta's Turner Field this season than the Braves, who are 2-17 at home. ... The Chicago Cubs are the fourth team since 1950 to begin a season with a 25-6 record or better. The 1984 Detroit Tigers, the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers and the...

  • Dodgers Dugout: It's time to send Yasiel Puig to the minors

    Dodgers Dugout: It's time to send Yasiel Puig to the minors

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell,  and I’m wondering if the Dodgers can trade for Noah Syndergaard so he can give the offense a boost. What to do about Puig As the Dodgers continue to stumble along at the .500 mark, there are a lot of people who...

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