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: Which free agents will get the most money?

    Around the Horn: Which free agents will get the most money?

    According to MLBtraderumors.com, the 10 free agents expected to get the most money this off-season include three Dodgers. The list: Yoenis Cespedes, Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, Edwin Encarnacion, Wilson Ramos, Ian Desmond, Justin Turner, Mark Trumbo, Jose Bautista and Josh Reddick…. How important...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Are the Dodgers trading for Zack Greinke; why is Yasiel Puig coming back?

    Dodgers Dugout: Are the Dodgers trading for Zack Greinke; why is Yasiel Puig coming back?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, bidding a sad farewell to Gene Wilder. "We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams." Vin Scully! Some late-breaking news: KTLA (Channel 5) will air Vin Scully’s final six regular-season games, ...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers bounce back nicely; is Yasiel Puig about to be traded?

    Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers bounce back nicely; is Yasiel Puig about to be traded?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and it sure was nice to hear all those Cubs fans walk out of Dodger Stadium silently on Saturday and Sunday.  Two of three is pretty good Some random thoughts after winning two of three from the Cubs. --Yeah, I know...

  • WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji dies at 82

    WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji dies at 82

    WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji, real name Harry Fujiwara, died Sunday morning at the age of 82, WWE announced. Cause and place of death have not been revealed. Fujiwara began his career as Mr. Fuji and continued wrestling and managing for over 30 years. He was a five-time WWE tag team champion and...

  • Around the Horn: Addison Russell reaches rare mark for a Cubs shortstop

    Around the Horn: Addison Russell reaches rare mark for a Cubs shortstop

    Addison Russell became only the third Cubs shortstop in history to have at least 80 RBIs in a season. Who were the other two? Answer at the end of these notes…. Angels reliever Huston Street tweeted the following after surgery Wednesday: “Just got out of surgery, still pretty loopy, but the doc...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Was the A.J. Ellis trade a good deal?

    Dodgers Dugout: Was the A.J. Ellis trade a good deal?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I wish A.J. Ellis a fond farewell. Looking at Game 3 of the Giants series --The Dodgers lost after nearly being no-hit by Matt Moore. They still have a two-game division lead with the Chicago Cubs coming into...

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