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Sometimes I will provide statistical analysis of players, why they are doing better or worse than you might think. I will praise the team when they deserve it, and criticize them when needed. Occasional features will include This Week in Dodgers history, Trivia Time, Where Are They Now and a recap of the best quotes obtained by our crew of Dodgers reporters.
Everything will be written from the perspective of a longtime Dodgers fan who is waiting for another World Series appearance.
I’m Houston Mitchell, assistant sports editor for The Times and a Dodgers fan since 1974.
My first memory of the team is going to a game when I was 7 years old, the first chance I had to see my favorite player, Jimmy Wynn, in person. The day of the game I woke up with a fever but begged my parents to go to the game, that I was feeling OK. My only memories of that game are seeing Wynn hit a homer and then my being carried to the car by my dad, delirious with happiness and illness.
I’ve been a Dodgers fan ever since.