The strongest of those emotions had followed not the applause nor even the appearance of the banner with his daughter's name; it had come in those brief moments with Stottlemyre. "Mel and I were talking about grief," he said. "He lost his son 11 years ago, and he understood. I wanted to know how to get through it. He told me you don't get over it, but it does get a little less painful each day. You don't want to forget her, you want her to be there with you always. Today it was as if she was here." A tear formed in Bouton's right eye, and he made no apology for it. "She was here."