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We’ll look at what is going on not only in the L.A. sports scene, but also across the country, focusing on the best, most interesting or strangest stories of the day.
There will also be interactive elements for subscribers, including polls, the question of the week and more. It’s all written from the perspective of a longtime sports fan who was born and raised in L.A. and loves all the local teams.
I’m Houston Mitchell, assistant sports editor for The Times and a sports fan for as long as I can remember.
My first memory of a local 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.
Then I became a Lakers fan. Then a Rams fan. Then a Kings fan.
And now I live and die with all our local teams.