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

  • If you have a spare $6 you can go to today's Dodgers-Nationals game

    Dodgers defeat Nationals in Game 4 of NLDS, 6-5 Oct. 11, 2016, 6:15 p.m. The Dodgers got some clutch hitting from Andre Ethier and Chase Utley to defeat Washington and force Game 5 of the NLDS, which will be played Thursday at Washington at either 2 p.m. PT (if the Cubs win Tuesday) or 5 p.m. PT...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 3 loss to the Nationals

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 3 loss to the Nationals

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, hoping today is not the last day of Dodger season.  Breaking down Game 3  --This season is beginning to look an awful lot like the last three seasons. --At the time I am writing this, there is still no word on who...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 2 loss to the Nationals

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 2 loss to the Nationals

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, reminding you to keep your arms and legs inside the newsletter until the playoffs come to a full stop. Breaking down Game 2  --I was feeling pretty good when the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead. That will teach me to get...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over Washington in Game 1

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over Washington in Game 1

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, reminding you the Dodgers are 10 wins away from the ultimate goal.  Breaking down Game 1  --Looked as if Clayton Kershaw was a little over-excited and was overthrowing a lot. It also looked like his back was bothering...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Road to the World Series starts in Washington

    Dodgers Dugout: Road to the World Series starts in Washington

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I’m wondering how much the Ryder truck rental company paid to get the naming rights to the Ryder Cup. It’s time for Dodgers playoff baseball The Dodgers open their NLDS series against the Washington Nationals...

  • 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. ...

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