Does Ryan Howard listen to Nickelback?
JUN 18, 2014 1:46p ET
Nickelback takes a pretty good beating on the Internet.
Sports fans especially like to mock the band.
Three years ago, there was even a petition to get the group removed as the halftime show for a Lions Thanksgiving game.
The first baseman couldn't stand by while these accusations were hurled at him, so he addressed the matter.
"I mean, I'm not afraid to say that I diversify my musical portfolio," he told MLB.com. "I didn't know they could see or hear what ... how do they know I listen to Nickelback? I listen to everything. I don't know if there's a specific song by Nickelback (I listen to)."
Based on that answer, Howard totally seems like a closet fan. Just sayin'.