ON SUNDAY, I received an email from a friend saying that Osama bin Laden had been killed by a team of Navy SEALs in a daring raid on a compound in Pakistan. I felt shock at first, convinced that after nearly 10 years of intense searching after 9/11, he would never be found, a dark ghost in a dark cave. Then I felt something about our country I have not felt in far too long:
Buzz Bissinger: On a scale of one to 10, sports in the hierarchy of Germantown Friends School ranks about 160. Until this week, when an 18-year-old senior at GFS named Jesse Biddle became the first-round pick of the Phillies in the major-league baseball draft.
Buzz Bissinger is the author of A Prayer for the City, an insider's account of the first mayoral term of the Rendell administration. Before that he worked at the Inquirer, where he covered politics and won a Pulitzer Prize with two other reporters for an investigation of the Philadelphia court system. He is the author of Friday Night Lights and Shooting Stars, co-written with LeBron James.