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

  • Around the Horn: Kansas City Royals keep an unfortunate streak alive

    Around the Horn: Kansas City Royals keep an unfortunate streak alive

    The Kansas City Royals are the fourth consecutive World Series champion to fail to make the playoffs the next season…. Joc Pederson is only the second player in Dodgers history to hit at least 25 homers in two seasons before turning 25. The other? Duke Snider…. Second baseman Jose Peraza — whom...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers need to give Vin Scully one more farewell gift -- A World Series title

    Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers need to give Vin Scully one more farewell gift -- A World Series title

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and all our thoughts and prayers go to the family of Jose Fernandez. NL West champs --You couldn't write a better way to end the division race and to commemorate Vin Scully's final home game than the way everything...

  • 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. ...

  • Timeline of Vin Scully's life/career, for 9/25

    Timeline of Vin Scully's life/career, for 9/25

    Nov. 29, 1927: Vin Scully is born in the Bronx. 1949: Scully begins his professional broadcasting career as a fill-in announcer for WTOP in Washington, D.C. Nov. 12 , 1949: With all the more experienced announcers sick or occupied, Scully does play-by-play for the Maryland-Boston University football...

  • 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...

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