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: Time to grade the hitters (Spoiler-Corey Seager gets an A)

    Dodgers Dugout: Time to grade the hitters (Spoiler-Corey Seager gets an A)

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My New Year’s resolution this year is to not make any New Year’s resolutions. Making the grade While waiting to see how the Dodgers fill that big hole at second base, let’s grade the main Dodgers hitters last season. The...

  • Penn State's road to the Rose Bowl

    Penn State's road to the Rose Bowl

    A game-by-game look at Penn State’s 2016 football season: Penn State 33, Kent State 13 Sept. 3, at State College, Pa.  Trace McSorley passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Saquon Barkley ran for 105 yards as the Nittany Lions, leading only 16-13 at halftime, overcame a sluggish start. Amani...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Signing Turner and Jansen is great, but Dodgers still have work to do

    Dodgers Dugout: Signing Turner and Jansen is great, but Dodgers still have work to do

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. If I’m Andrew Friedman, I sign former Rams coach Jeff Fisher as my new set-up reliever. There’s no one better at stopping an offense than Fisher. Next season’s team I started off last week’s Dodgers Dugout with this,...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Rich Hill is back, but who's next for the Dodgers?

    Dodgers Dugout: Rich Hill is back, but who's next for the Dodgers?

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. I wonder if Vin Scully is having second thoughts and wants to return next season. Next season’s team I started off last week’s Dodgers Dugout with this, and will run this after every trade or signing so we can see...

  • Plane crashes have spelled tragedy for many sports teams

    Plane crashes have spelled tragedy for many sports teams

    Tuesday’s plane crash in Colombia that killed 76 people, including members of a Brazilian soccer team, is not the first fatal incident involving sports players. Some of the more notable plane crashes involving athletic groups: Nov. 8, 1948: Six members of the Czechoslovakian national ice hockey...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Ian Kinsler? Brian Dozier? Who is going to play second base?

    Dodgers Dugout: Ian Kinsler? Brian Dozier? Who is going to play second base?

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. If it takes the Dodgers as many years to win the World Series as it did the Cubs, then their next title will be in 2096. Next season’s team The Dodgers have some holes to fill before next season. Let’s take a look...

  • Dodgers Dugout: What can you do about rising season ticket prices?

    Dodgers Dugout: What can you do about rising season ticket prices?

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there, even you Giants fans. Rising season ticket prices The Dodgers raised the price of season tickets and for season-ticket parking for the 2017 season, a move that has angered...

  • WWE Survivor Series results: Goldberg destroys Brock Lesnar

    WWE Survivor Series results: Goldberg destroys Brock Lesnar

    Most of the hype for this year’s WWE Survivor Series centered on a rematch 12 years in the making, with current WWE superstar Brock Lesnar taking on a coming-out-of-retirement Goldberg. They last faced each other in 2004, with Goldberg winning. I would say 90% of WWE fans assumed Lesnar would get...

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