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: Where did this Yasiel Puig person come from?

    Dodgers Dugout: Where did this Yasiel Puig person come from?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and Yasiel Puig, Corey Seager and Joc Pederson are on pace to drive in 203 runs this season. And Puig is on pace to hit 122 home runs! What we learned Things we learned from the four-game series against the triple-A...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The Dodgers will win the NL West this season

    Dodgers Dugout: The Dodgers will win the NL West this season

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell. Best week of the year. The Dodgers begin the regular season, and WrestleMania. It's like Christmas in April. Who will win the NL West? The Dodgers will. Once again, the NL West will come down to two teams: The Dodgers...

  • Wrestlemania results: Undertaker retires after losing to Roman Reigns

    Wrestlemania results: Undertaker retires after losing to Roman Reigns

    Wrestlemania, WWE’s biggest pay-per-view event of the year, takes place today in Orlando, Fla. We will have all the results as they happen here. The pre-show matches begin at 2 p.m. PT, with the main show beginning at 4 p.m. PT. The matches: Neville (champion) d. Austin Aries to retain the cruiserweight...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best manager in the NL West is ...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best manager in the NL West is ...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell. Pull up a chair, everybody, wherever you may be. The season is about to start. Comparing the teams Time for the manager and the bench as we end the series of comparing NL West teams. Catcher rankings First base...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best bullpen in the NL West belongs to ...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best bullpen in the NL West belongs to ...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and take some time today to read this story on how the Dodgers are focusing on clubhouse chemistry. Comparing the teams Time for the bullpen in the continuing series of comparing players on the NL West teams. I will...

  • Local players on MLB 40-man rosters

    Local players on MLB 40-man rosters

    Here’s a list of key locally-produced big leaguers, and players on the cusp of making it to the show (as of March 28): Arizona Diamondbacks Taijuan Walker, pitcher, Yucaipa HS :: Atlanta Braves Chase d’Arnaud, shortstop, Pepperdine Freddie Freeman, first base, El Modena HS Rio Ruiz, third base,...

  • Some things you may not know about your Angels

    Some things you may not know about your Angels

    • The Angels are named for the old Pacific Coast League team, the Los Angeles Angels. When Gene Autry founded the Angels in 1961, he paid Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley $350,000 for the rights to the name Angels. O'Malley had acquired the rights from Los Angeles Angels owner Phil Wrigley when the...

  • Some things you may not know about your Dodgers

    Some things you may not know about your Dodgers

    • The Dodgers subtly adjusted their logo in 2011. They thickened the ball and streaks, shortened the loop on the D and changed the transition from the g to the e. It is the only time they have changed their logo since moving to Los Angeles in 1958. • Babe Ruth coached first base for the Dodgers...

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