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

  • 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...

  • It's time for Dodgers Dugout!

    It's time for Dodgers Dugout!

    Dodgers defeat Cubs, 1-0, to even NLCS at one game apiece Oct. 16, 2016, 8:33 p.m. Clayton Kershaw, who was perfect through four innings, gave up only two hits in seven innings and then Kenley Jansen had a perfect six-out save. Adrian Gonzalez homered in the second inning to help the Dodgers win...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 1 loss to the Cubs

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 1 loss to the Cubs

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I have nothing funny to say in this opening sentence after that Game 1 loss. Breaking down Game 1 —Joe Blanton picked a really bad time to be the Joe Blanton of a couple of seasons ago. —I really thought the...

  • Thanks for the tip

    Cubs defeat Dodgers 8-4 in Game 1 of the NLCS Oct. 15, 2016, 9 p.m. Miguel Montero's pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the eighth is the key blow as Chicago takes a 1-0 series lead. Game 2 is Sunday at 5 p.m. PDT with Clayton Kershaw starting for the Dodgers. Oct. 15, 2016, 6:27 p.m. Thanks...

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