Monday, January 19, 2009

Robert Tanios "Tagg" Bozied

It would be interesting to see how Tagg Bozied came by his nickname. He was drafted by the Twins in the 2nd round of the 2000 draft. He was drafted by the Padres in 2001 in the 3rd round and worked his way up through the Padres organization. He played at Lake Elsinore and Mobile before making it to the Portland Beavers. I got to see him play for three years at Portland. Tagg suffered one of the freakiest injuries ever during the 2004 season, he hit a game winning grand slam and as he jumped on home plate he ruptured the patellar tendon in his left knee. He was out for the rest of the '04 season and had back problems during 2005 related to the knee injury. After the '05 season the Padres released him and he has since played at New Orleans for the Mets, Memphis for the Cardinals, and Alburque for the Marlins. In December of 2008 he signed a minor league contract with the A's and got an invitation to spring training. It would be nice to see him stick and make it to the show, he was a nice guy when I talked to him with the Beavers. I got the card signed through the mail when Tagg was here in Portland.


zman40 said...

Wow, I just assumed that his name was actually Taggert. That is a strange nickname to acquire.

boz23 said...

His name is actually Taggert. It's a family name. Tagg is short for Taggert, no more no less!