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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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  • 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...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Here's why Dave Roberts did the right thing by removing Rich Hill

    Dodgers Dugout: Here's why Dave Roberts did the right thing by removing Rich Hill

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and after watching “Sully,” I have to agree that it is a bad idea to travel with Tom Hanks. The right move? Let's get right to the big topic: Did Dave Roberts do the right thing by removing Rich Hill after seven...

  • Around the Horn: Who is the new home run king?

    Around the Horn: Who is the new home run king?

    Who leads the majors in home runs since July 31 this season? Answer at end of these notes. Hint: He plays in the American League…. When Brewers center fielder Keon Broxton robbed Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo of a home run on Wednesday, it marked the second time Rizzo has been robbed of a homer...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Why Dave Roberts should be named manager of the year

    Dodgers Dugout: Why Dave Roberts should be named manager of the year

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, wondering where they got this Puig guy from. He's been a real boost to the offense. Manager of the year As the season winds down, the Dodgers have two people who are top candidates for end-of-season awards. Corey...

  • LSU's tiger, Mike VI, won't appear at home games this year because of cancer

    LSU's tiger, Mike VI, won't appear at home games this year because of cancer

    LSU's live tiger mascot, Mike VI, won't take the field during home football games this season because he has cancer. In a news release Tuesday, the university said, “LSU has never forced Mike VI to attend the pre-game events; the decision to get into his trailer has always been left up to him....

  • 49ers fullback Bruce Miller arrested after alleged assault on 70-year-old man

    49ers fullback Bruce Miller arrested after alleged assault on 70-year-old man

    San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested Monday morning after allegedly assaulting a man, according to television station KTVU in San Francisco. Miller tried to check into the Fisherman’s Wharf Marriott Hotel on Sunday evening, but the hotel had no rooms available. Miller returned...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Why Julio Urias could actually end up better than Clayton Kershaw

    Dodgers Dugout: Why Julio Urias could actually end up better than Clayton Kershaw

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and a rotation of Kershaw, Hill, Maeda, Urias and De Leon seems like a good one to have down the stretch. He's back! After a successful rehab start Saturday night in the minors, Clayton Kershaw will return to the...

  • Around the Horn: Which free agents will get the most money?

    Around the Horn: Which free agents will get the most money?

    According to MLBtraderumors.com, the 10 free agents expected to get the most money this off-season include three Dodgers. The list: Yoenis Cespedes, Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, Edwin Encarnacion, Wilson Ramos, Ian Desmond, Justin Turner, Mark Trumbo, Jose Bautista and Josh Reddick…. How important...

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