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: The good and the troubling from the first half of the season

    Dodgers Dugout: The good and the troubling from the first half of the season

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and I'm wondering why no one is worrying about the Home Run Derby jinxing Aaron Judge. Looking back at the first half The All-Star break is over, with the Dodgers playing Friday. Let's take a look at the first half,...

  • By the numbers: The Angels are only three games out of an American League wild-card spot

    By the numbers: The Angels are only three games out of an American League wild-card spot

    The Angels were not supposed to be in playoff contention this season, and when Mike Trout went on the disabled list in late May, that was supposed to be the end for the team. But they are only three games out of an American League wild-card spot as the second half of the season begins. Here’s a...

  • By the numbers: Dodgers' first-half numbers equal best record in baseball

    By the numbers: Dodgers' first-half numbers equal best record in baseball

    The Dodgers had one of the best first halves in franchise history, finishing with a 61-29 record and landing six players on the National League All-Star team. Here is a look at some key numbers from the first half of the season: 9-11: The Dodgers’ record after losing to San Francisco on April 24....

  • Playing the numbers game for the first half of the season

    Playing the numbers game for the first half of the season

    The first half of the MLB season brought a lot of surprises, from a record number of home runs to two teams on pace to win well over 100 games. Here is a by-the-numbers look at the first half: 57—Home runs New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge (who has 30) is on pace to hit. That would surpass the...

  • Dodgers Dugout: 2017? It feels more like 1988

    Dodgers Dugout: 2017? It feels more like 1988

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and I remember when the All-Star game was your only chance to see some great players on TV. Smooth sailing Almost lost in all the All-Star talk this week is the fact the Dodgers swept Arizona, their nearest division...

  • A look at Dodgers voted to start All-Star games since 1970

    A look at Dodgers voted to start All-Star games since 1970

    When no Dodger was voted by fans into the starting lineup of this year's All-Star game, reliever Kenley Jansen blamed the fans. Some of those fans took to email and social media to say it wasn’t their fault that more than half of the Los Angeles area still can't watch the team on TV. But is that...

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