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Houston Mitchell

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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.

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  • What Vin Scully means to me

    What Vin Scully means to me

    Dodgers Dugout newsletter writer Houston Mitchell got hundreds of responses after he asked readers to send in stories about what Vin Scully means to them. Here are some of the best: Help with a report about Jackie Robinson The grandson of Vin Scully attended the same elementary school as my children. ...

  • Around the Horn: What's wrong with Bryce Harper?

    Around the Horn: What's wrong with Bryce Harper?

    Washington’s Bryce Harper is hitting .216 with only five homers since the All-Star break, but despite a published report, his poor hitting apparently has nothing to do with a shoulder injury. “I don’t know where they got that from,” Manager Dusty Baker said. “Bryce said it didn’t come from him....

  • Dodgers Dugout: There's no better feeling than beating the Giants (except winning a World Series)

    Dodgers Dugout: There's no better feeling than beating the Giants (except winning a World Series)

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and could you all please stop looking at Madison Bumgarner.  It's over Yes, I am saying it. The Dodgers have a six-game lead with 10 to play and will win the NL West. The best way to end the season now would be to...

  • Pop culture: Scully's voice, name are everywhere

    Pop culture: Scully's voice, name are everywhere

    Not only is Vin Scully beloved by most Dodgers fans, he was the voice many producers and directors of television shows and movies listened to while growing up. As a result, many references to Scully, or Scully himself, have popped up over the years in pop culture. A few: ►”X-Files” creator Chris...

  • We're sending a massive love letter to Vin Scully. Here's how you can be a part of it

    We're sending a massive love letter to Vin Scully. Here's how you can be a part of it

    For one Dodgers fan, Vin Scully eased the pain of chemotherapy and leukemia.  “I was at USC Norris Cancer Hospital for days and months at a time.  I had so much chemo that it was hard to concentrate on anything, it does that to you.  But every night I would watch the Dodgers and listen to Vin. It...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The race to the division title begins tonight

    Dodgers Dugout: The race to the division title begins tonight

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell. Let's hope the Dodgers are not like Maggie Smith and actually show up for the last two weeks of the season. On your mark... The race to the division title begins tonight, so don't get too disappointed by the loss...

  • Around the Horn: Seager brothers make history

    Around the Horn: Seager brothers make history

    Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager are the first brothers in MLB history to each hit at least 25 home runs in the same season…. Washington’s Tanner Roark leads the majors with nine starts this season where he pitched at least seven scoreless innings. Jake Arrieta...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers could be left out in the playoffs

    Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers could be left out in the playoffs

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I'm still trying to figure a way to convince Vin Scully to come back next season. Left out There are only 17 games left in the regular season and the Dodgers have a five-game lead over the Giants, so I am going...

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