Like all players currently in baseball, Colorado Rockies top prospect Benny Montgomery (#3 Rockies prospect, per MLB.com) has spent the offseason working out and trying to get himself ready for the minor league season that will be starting in just a few weeks.
He was drafted in July by the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the 2021 Draft and he was able to play a few games with the Arizona Complex League. He did well for the ACL Rockies as he hit .340/.404/.383 with six RBI and five stolen bases in 14 games.
But when he hasn’t been working out this offseason, he has spent a fair amount of time interacting with fans.
Earlier this offseason, Montgomery had a Q&A with Rockies fans on Twitter and he took to Twitter again recently to ask what to write on his baseball cards.
Montgomery decided to go with a pun that he often gets.
Benny Montgomery gave Colorado Rockies fans permission to use a pun from the Elton John song “Bennie and the Jets”
With Colorado Rockies top prospect Benny Montgomery’s first name name being “Benny,” he said on Twitter that people often reference Elton John’s 1973 song “Bennie and the Jets,” to him.
So he drew that one on of his cards.
Originally, he had an apostrophe behind the jet that he drew but he realized that it was grammatically incorrect … unless you are talking about taco’s. Therefore, he changed it up slightly.
After our friends over at Purple Row said that they had to make a note to not that pun about “Bennie and the Jets,” Montgomery said that Rockies fans can make the joke.
Bennie and the Jets became no.1 a number one single for Elton John on the charts and the album it was on, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, was a no. 1 album for the year and, arguably, the most famous of John’s career.
By the end of 2022, maybe Montgomery can top the charts for both favorite player to interact with on Twitter and maybe even top Rockies prospects list.