Kenny Mayne worries about those darn kids alongside
KM: How many children do you have?
KT: Two boys and a little girl. So we're all set.
KM: Are they all hockey players?
KT: My two boys are hockey players, and my daughter's a figure skater.
KM: Are you a fan of figure skating?
KT: If I wasn't going to be playing hockey, that was my next option. Imagine me in tights.
KM: Well, you brought it up, but one of our hockey experts wanted me to make sure we mentioned your enormous butt. What's the story?
KT: It's too damn big. I haven't got the tape measure out on it yet, but it's up there. It's good for hockey but bad for real life. I just want to find a pair of jeans.
KM: During the 2004 World Series, you got a lot of heat for showing up to a Cardinals game in a Red Sox outfit. Bold move.
KT: Yeah, I took a beating for that. But I was born and raised in Boston. People had a hard time understanding my reason. I had my wife and kids there and even flew my mom and dad out, and it kind of got ruined by a couple of people who had had too much Bud Select.
KM: The hat and the jersey are okay, but you didn't wear pants and cleats, too, did you?
KT: Yeah. And I had that black stuff under my eyes.
HE'LL SAY "KEITH" AND THEN MUMBLE
KM: You're called Walt. Where'd that come from?
KT: When I first got to Winnipeg, there was a guy who played for the Rangers named Walt Tkaczuk. And Eddie Olczyk, who was on the Jets, said, "Your nickname is Walt, and that's the way it's going to be." I was a young kid, and he was a veteran, so I said, "Okay."
KM: Has it been fun to turn the tables and haze the young guys?
KT: It's nice, but the game has changed. These kids are a different breed. A lot of them are real good.
KM: What do you do to straighten out an overly cocky youngster?
KT: I'd like to say I tie him up and shave him, but those days are long gone.
KM: Is it true you belong to the same golf club as Bobby Orr?
KT: Yes. I actually played with him in a member-member tournament this past summer. We made it to the championship round. And, of course, I blew it for us. He carried me all weekend, and in the first hole of the championship playoff round, I hit a terrible shot.
KM: Do you think he hates you now?
KT: No, he loves me. We're going to do it again next year.
KM: What's the worst mispronunciation of your name that you've heard?
KT: Every time we play in Detroit, the announcer says, "Goal scored by St. Louis No. 7" and then stops because he can't say it. Or he'll say "Keith" and then mumble. No one realizes the T is silent. Same thing with teachers in grammar school, growing up. They'd say, "You, smarting off, you're going to the principal's office."
KM: What's your favorite sport other than hockey?
KT: Baseball and football. I get season tickets to the Cardinals and Rams each year.
KM: So you spend pretty much everything you make on tickets to other events.
KT: Just trying to help out the community, Kenny.
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