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

  • Cubs take 5-0 lead on Rizzo's homer

    Cubs defeat Dodgers, 5-0, to advance to World Series for first time since 1945 Oct. 22, 2016, 8:03 p.m. Chicago dominates Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers to win the NLCS, 4-2 Oct. 22, 2016, 6:50 p.m. Cubs take 5-0 lead on Rizzo's homer Houston Mitchell Anthony Rizzo hits one deep, 5-0 Cubs. If...

  • Willson Contreras makes it 4-0 Cubs

    Cubs defeat Dodgers, 5-0, to advance to World Series for first time since 1945 Oct. 22, 2016, 8:03 p.m. Chicago dominates Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers to win the NLCS, 4-2 Oct. 22, 2016, 6:29 p.m. Willson Contreras makes it 4-0 Cubs Houston Mitchell You can hear Dodgers watch parties ending...

  • Leadoff double for Cubs in third

    Cubs defeat Dodgers, 5-0, to advance to World Series for first time since 1945 Oct. 22, 2016, 8:03 p.m. Chicago dominates Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers to win the NLCS, 4-2 Oct. 22, 2016, 6:13 p.m. Leadoff double for Cubs in third Houston Mitchell Anthony Rizzo lines a leadoff double in the bottom...

  • The Cubs are 0-6 in NLCS closeout games ... here's how it happened

    The Cubs are 0-6 in NLCS closeout games ... here's how it happened

    The Chicago Cubs have had six chances to win a National League Championship Series game that would have put them in the World Series. They are 0-6 in those games. A look: 1984 vs. San Diego Padres Back when the NLCS was best-of-five, the Cubs won the first two games at home and seemed a cinch to...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 5 loss

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 5 loss

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I’m going with Ross Stripling to pitch Game 1 of the World Series after the Dodgers win Saturday and Sunday. Game 5 thoughts There are two ways to look at the Game 5 loss, optimistically or pessimistically. So...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 4 loss

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 4 loss

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and let’s all observe a moment of silence when the clock turns to 10 to 2 today. Game 4 thoughts --Look at it this way: The Dodgers got all their fielding mistakes out of the way in one game, so it should be smooth...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 3 victory

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 3 victory

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and just think: The Dodgers are closer to the World Series now than any time since 1988. Breaking down Game 3 --From his assortment of curveballs to his odd follow-through, it’s fun to watch Rich Hill pitch. --There’s...

  • Dodgers Dugout: A foolproof plan to defeat the Cubs

    Dodgers Dugout: A foolproof plan to defeat the Cubs

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and can we finally put the “Clayton Kershaw can’t handle the postseason” theory to rest now? Random thoughts on the Game 2 win --OK, I’ve got a plan, but I need about nine volunteers. Remember in the movie “Bull...

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