At St. Christopher School in Burlington the Grade 3s are cheering, primed for the baseball star who is coming in the door. Their principal is pitching easy questions: "Who was on the mound the night before? Who picked off a player on second base?"

"Kyle Drabek!" they shout. "Whoo! Whoo!"

In walks Drabek wearing a Blue Jays shirt and a tight smile.

There are high fives all around, but on his first outing as a solo speaker Drabek is nearly frozen, unsure what he should do or say. Lead them to the field? Talk to them?