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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.

Recent Articles

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Rich Hill-Josh Reddick deal; Yasiel Puig's mysterious day

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Rich Hill-Josh Reddick deal; Yasiel Puig's mysterious day

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I am so pleased that for the 18th year in a row, my wife declined to trade me before the Aug. 1 deadline. How did the Dodgers do? The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Dodgers were busy on Monday, acquiring...

  • Kenley Jansen is one part of impressive trio

    Kenley Jansen is one part of impressive trio

    Kenley Jansen is only the third Dodgers closer with at least 30 saves in three seasons. Who are the other two? Answer at the end of these notes…. Miguel Cabrera became only the third Tiger with at least eight 20-homer seasons. The other two: Norm Cash (11) and Al Kaline (9)…. Current estimates...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Will the Dodgers acquire Chris Sale?

    Dodgers Dugout: Will the Dodgers acquire Chris Sale?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of  Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and it has cooled off to 102 degrees at my house today, and here I am without a sweater. Chris Sale to L.A.? Dodger fans were excited when former Reds and Nationals general manager Jim Bowden wrote that the Dodgers...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Is Chris Archer headed to L.A.?

    Dodgers Dugout: Is Chris Archer headed to L.A.?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and every year during trade deadline week I remember the time I was crushed that the Dodgers traded Jim Wynn and Tom Paciorek to Atlanta for Dusty Baker. But that trade turned out OK. Chris Archer headed this way?...

  • WWE 'Battleground' results: Bayley makes her long-awaited debut

    WWE 'Battleground' results: Bayley makes her long-awaited debut

    WWE held its “Battleground” pay-per-view on Sunday, and it was a show filled with surprises. Here’s a look at the results. Sasha Banks and Bayley d. women’s champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke Bayley is the most popular women’s wrestler in NXT history, and many fans were hoping she would end up...

  • Around the Horn: Mike Leake, Jose Fernandez keep them missing

    Around the Horn: Mike Leake, Jose Fernandez keep them missing

    With is 11 strikeouts, no walks outing against San Diego on Monday, St. Louis pitcher Mike Leake joined Bob Gibson as the only Cardinals pitchers with consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts and no walks…. In his 65 career starts with the Marlins, Jose Fernandez has struck out 14 or more...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Should Clayton Kershaw’s injury change the team’s decision-making on trades?

    Dodgers Dugout: Should Clayton Kershaw’s injury change the team’s decision-making on trades?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of  Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I learned the five scariest words in the English language this week: “Clayton Kershaw suffers injury setback.” Kershaw’s back keeps him out So, the Dodgers announced this week that Clayton Kershaw did not respond...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers make it hard to stay optimistic

    Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers make it hard to stay optimistic

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of  Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and maybe the Dodgers should hire the Pep Boys to manage this team, because they have problems in the clutch. Tough weekend I keep trying to be optimistic about this team. They were 51-40 going into the break and...

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