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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

  • AL playoff tiebreaker scenarios: Angels' road just got tougher

    AL playoff tiebreaker scenarios: Angels' road just got tougher

    As we head into Friday's baseball games, there are three teams battling for the last AL wild-card spot, and two teams battling for the AL West title. The Angels, Houston and Minnesota all have a chance at the final wild-card spot, while Houston and Texas are still in contention for the AL West...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers will beat the Mets in four games

    Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers will beat the Mets in four games

    Hi and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and the best thing about making the playoffs is we can finally see them on TV, even if it is without Vin Scully. Settle down, everyone Some people were wondering why there wasn’t a special edition of Dodgers Dugout...

  • AL West and wild-card playoff scenarios

    AL West and wild-card playoff scenarios

    As we head into the last weekend of the baseball season, there are three teams battling for the second and final AL wild-card spot — the Angels, Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins. (The Texas Rangers clinched at least a wild-card spot with their win over the Angels on Thursday and will win the...

  • Are the Dodgers the favorites in the NL to reach the World Series?

    Are the Dodgers the favorites in the NL to reach the World Series?

    The National League playoffs are set, with the Pittsburgh Pirates taking on the Chicago Cubs in the wild-card playoff for a spot against St. Louis Cardinals in one National League Division Series matchup. In the other NLDS, the Dodgers will take on the New York Mets. Most people favor the Cardinals...

  • Dodgers Dugout: And we go to San Francisco

    Dodgers Dugout: And we go to San Francisco

    Hi, welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and what could be better than clinching the playoffs and eliminating the Giants on their own turf? It's a good thing Some Dodgers fans are unhappy because the team failed to clinch the division in Colorado, getting swept...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Clayton Kershaw was mad, but Don Mattingly was right

    Dodgers Dugout: Clayton Kershaw was mad, but Don Mattingly was right

    Hi, welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, wondering how a 162-game season goes by so quickly. Not a happy camper Clayton Kershaw is usually a relatively stoic individual, with the same demeanor whether he strikes someone out or gives up a hit. But on Thursday,...

  • Who would you put in the Dodgers' playoff bullpen?

    Who would you put in the Dodgers' playoff bullpen?

    The Dodgers' bullpen has been a problem all season, blowing many leads or letting games get out of hand, making it harder for the Dodgers to win. With the playoffs approaching, the front office and Manager Don Mattingly will have some decisions to make as far as who to put on the playoff roster....

  • Yogi Berra dies at 90: Here are some of his greatest quotes

    Yogi Berra dies at 90: Here are some of his greatest quotes

    Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, considered by many to be the greatest catcher in history, died Tuesday at the age of 90, according to officials from Major League Baseball and the Yankees. Berra spent 19 seasons with the New York Yankees and finished his career with three MVP awards, 15 All-Star...

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