Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Link roundup

1.  Grantland looks at how so many scouts missed on Mike Trout:
OK, but did you think he'd be this good, this fast? 
"We didn't think the power would come this quickly, for sure. We thought it would be over time, rather than doing the kind of stuff he'd do immediately. But then you consider his physique. You look back at reports, and you'd always see something like 'Looks like a safety in the SEC.' That grabs you, that and the intensity.
2.  Recycling smartphones:
One cell phone can yield up to 20 milligrams of gold; that may seem minuscule, but consider this: A ton of phones can provide 20 times more gold than a ton of gold ore.
3.  "China's Replica of Paris Is Now an Eerily Depressing Ghost Town."