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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

  • Around the Horn: David Ortiz doubles his fun

    Around the Horn: David Ortiz doubles his fun

    Boston’s David Ortiz has 36 doubles, the most in MLB history for a player at least 40 years old. Sam Rice had 35 doubles in 1930, Craig Biggio had 33 in 2006 and Dave Winfield had 33 in 1992. …  Jose Bautista became the 10th player born in the Dominican Republic to hit at least 300 home runs. The...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Are fans partly to blame for Yasiel Puig’s downfall?

    Dodgers Dugout: Are fans partly to blame for Yasiel Puig’s downfall?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of  Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I’m happy baseball and softball will be part of the Olympics again in 2020. I don’t get it So, the Dodgers acquire Josh Reddick to be their right fielder and send Yasiel Puig to the minors. Then, one game into...

  • Rio 2016 Olympics: Friday's schedule

    Rio 2016 Olympics: Friday's schedule

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • Thursday's Rio Olympics schedule and results

    Thursday's Rio Olympics schedule and results

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • Wednesday's Rio 2016 Olympics schedule and results

    Wednesday's Rio 2016 Olympics schedule and results

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • How do Yasiel Puig and Josh Reddick's numbers compare?

    How do Yasiel Puig and Josh Reddick's numbers compare?

    With the deadline day trade for outfielder Josh Reddick, the Dodgers felt they could part ways, at least for the time being, with Yasiel Puig. He was sent to the minors on Tuesday while Reddick started in right field and batted fourth against the Rockies. He went 0 for 4 in a 7-3 loss. But how...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Rich Hill-Josh Reddick deal; Yasiel Puig's mysterious day

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Rich Hill-Josh Reddick deal; Yasiel Puig's mysterious day

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I am so pleased that for the 18th year in a row, my wife declined to trade me before the Aug. 1 deadline. How did the Dodgers do? The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Dodgers were busy on Monday, acquiring...

  • Kenley Jansen is one part of impressive trio

    Kenley Jansen is one part of impressive trio

    Kenley Jansen is only the third Dodgers closer with at least 30 saves in three seasons. Who are the other two? Answer at the end of these notes…. Miguel Cabrera became only the third Tiger with at least eight 20-homer seasons. The other two: Norm Cash (11) and Al Kaline (9)…. Current estimates...

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