Playing catch with Norris Kruse, a 50-year softball veteran

Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 11:02 p.m. CST; updated 11:46 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 8, 2012

You stand, 30 feet away. | Norris Kruse says nothing. The infield dirt blows in the wind, the leaves rustle in the distance. | He swings his arm back and throws the softball. It pins your glove square to your chest, the thwack of the mitt echoing across the vacant field. You rear back and do the same. He eagerly awaits, white hair waving in the wind, knees slightly bent, glove pinned to his chest. | He’s smiling.