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

  • Dodgers Dugout: Everyone can breathe now, because the great crisis of 2017 is over

    Dodgers Dugout: Everyone can breathe now, because the great crisis of 2017 is over

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and it’s amazing how a couple of series victories can brighten your outlook. Upcoming goals So it appears the great crisis of 2017 is over, as the Dodgers have won two consecutive series after their flirtation with...

  • Former WWE star Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan dies

    Former WWE star Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan dies

    Legendary pro wrestling manager Bobby “the Brain” Heenan died Sunday from cancer complications at the age of 72, the WWE announced. Heenan was diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer in 2002 and spent the last several years battling the disease, including losing the ability to talk after multiple...

  • Dodgers Dugout: These three Dodgers should get reduced playing time

    Dodgers Dugout: These three Dodgers should get reduced playing time

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I told you that my lucky socks would do the trick. So this is what winning feels like All it took was a trip to San Francisco to right the ship! The World Series is guaranteed! The best team ever! OK, maybe I’m...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The ship is sinking, but the Dodgers keep paddling

    Dodgers Dugout: The ship is sinking, but the Dodgers keep paddling

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I finally realized the problem: I haven’t been wearing my lucky Dodgers socks. Random thoughts The Dodgers have lost 15 of their last 16 games, and some will tell you that it doesn’t matter, because a lot of...

  • Dodgers vs. World Series winners

    Dodgers vs. World Series winners

    Depending on the outcome of tonight’s game against Colorado, the Dodgers will be either 1-12 or 2-11 over their last 13 games, but still have the best record in baseball. Here’s a look at how the Dodgers compares with the last 10 World Series winners when it comes to worst stretches over 13 games,...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Some friendly advice to Dave Roberts from a concerned Dodgers fan

    Dodgers Dugout: Some friendly advice to Dave Roberts from a concerned Dodgers fan

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and it’s all my fault the Dodgers have been slumping. I haven’t been wearing my lucky Dodgers pajamas. Dear Dave Have you ever seen “Apollo 13”? It stars Tom Hanks and tells the story of the trouble-ridden mission...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Some good and some strange suggestions to end the Dodgers downward skid

    Dodgers Dugout: Some good and some strange suggestions to end the Dodgers downward skid

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and after watching the Dodgers the last few days, I’m beginning to think I live in Oklahoma City. Random thoughts I’m not going to rant over how poorly the Dodgers have been playing lately. It seems when the offense...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Some (minor) troubling signs in the five-game losing streak

    Dodgers Dugout: Some (minor) troubling signs in the five-game losing streak

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and Bryan Cranston never contacted me after the last newsletter. Who wants to buy some really inexpensive “Breaking Bad” DVDs? Don’t panic, but show some concern The Dodgers have lost five games in a row. I was...

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