A Question for Kyle Kendrick

Hat tip to With Leather.

Kyle Kendrick wrote an editorial for PhillyBurbs.com talking about how excited he was that the Backstreet Boys were going to sing the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series:

I’m only 24, and as a kid growing up near Seattle, boy bands were popular. I always thought the Backstreet Boys were the best out there, better than ‘NSYNC.

My question isn’t “Why do you like boy bands?” nor am I going to take any easy jabs at his taste in music, but I do want to ask, “Why them?”

You grew up in Seattle, which was the birthplace of grunge music in the mid-1980’s and ’90’s. You had Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana… and you neglected them for the Backstreet Boys? That’s like growing up in the Bronx during the Yankees’ recent run from 1995-2007 and rooting for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Years later, my musical tastes have expanded. I like some classic rock and a lot of country. I’m a big George Strait fan and I really like Carrie Underwood.

If I could meet any celebrity of my choice, it would be Carrie. I like her music and she’s a very attractive girl. I’d love to meet her.

This is just begging to be used in a prank.