As the first American born citizen in his family, he disappointed his family by deciding to become a sports talk radio show host. "They pay you to talk? Who are you kidding?", he has often been asked by different members of the Guimaraes clan. "Thank goodness we made so many sacrifices so you can not work for a living."
Five years ago, Eric met "The Captain" Carey Rich at a local watering hole known as The Publick House and the two immediately hit it off. The chemistry was evident as the two pondered the thought of hosting a show together one day. This August, that dream was realized as the two host The Locker Room every day right here on 1400theteam.com
Carey Rich aka The Captain
Hard work and dedication was never foreign to Carey Rich as he learned his work ethic from his mother. Mama Rich worked hard to make sure her son would have every opportunity to make a name for himself and he would not dissapoint. As a youngster, Carey always made sure he had a few bucks in his pocket to take care of his friends by working a paper route. When time permitted, The Captain, as he would later be known, would hone his basketball skills on the blacktop. This would lead to a state title while at C.A. Johnson, a Southern Conference Freshman of the Year award, and three strong seasons at USC, where he was a two-time captain (thus the name).
The Captain acknowledges many inidividuals who have crossed his path over his many, many years on earth with influencing him...most notably, Eric Guimaraes. "I am often amazed by his professionalism, sincerity, and knowledge of all sports," said Rich. "Without him, I don't know where I would be."
Carey is known for his big smile and objectivity....and for being Eric's right-hand man. "I've heard E-Rock can lead a horse to water AND make him drink," noted Carey.
TYLER WEBB NAMED TO NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina senior left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb has earned Preseason All-America honors as announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Webb received second-team honors from the NCBWA. South Carolina opens the 2013 season on Friday, Feb. 15 hosting a three-game series with Liberty at Carolina Stadium.
In 2012, Webb made 39 appearances, second highest in a single season in school history with an impressive 6-1 record, a miniscule 1.56 ERA, as well as three saves with 58 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings pitched. Opponents hit just .211 against him. 30 times in 39 appearances, the opponent failed to score a run against him. He would factor in 28 of the 49 Carolina wins last season.
From 2010 to 2012, in the postseason, he has made 15 appearances with 21.1 innings pitched and just one earned run allowed, an impeccable 0.42 ERA. In three seasons the Gamecock southpaw has not allowed a run in Omaha at the College World Series.
TYLER WEBB BIO
2012 - Made 39 appearances, second highest in a single-season in school history, went 6-1 with a 1.56 ERA with three saves, hurled 57.2 innings and walked 18 batters while striking out 58, opponents hit just .211 against him ... 0.2 scoreless innings in 4-1 loss to Arizona at NCAA College World Series (6/25) ... Hurled four scoreless innings of relief with just two hits allowed and two walks and three strikeouts in 3-2 win over Arkansas at NCAA College World Series (6/22) ... Worked 5.1 scoreless innings and allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out five batters in 2-1 loss to Arkansas at NCAA College World Series (6/18) ... 0.2 scoreless innings in 7-3 win over Florida at NCAA College World Series (6/16) ... Earned a win with one scoreless inning of relief in 5-1 win over Oklahoma in NCAA Super Regional (6/11) ... 1.1 perfect innings of relief in 5-0 win over Oklahoma in NCAA Super Regional (6/9) ... Allowed one run on two hits in 2.1 innings with no walks and four strikeouts to pick up a save in 4-3 win over Clemson in NCAA Regional (6/3) ... Pitched a season-high four innings and allowed two runs on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts in 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (5/23) ... Picked up a win with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in 5-4 win over LSU (5/18) ... One scoreless inning of relief in 3-0 win at Georgia (5/11) ... Allowed one run on five hits in 2.1 innings in 7-6 loss at Arkansas (5/5) ... One perfect inning of relief to pick up a win in 1-0 win over Alabama (4/27) ... 1.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts in 5-3 win at Auburn (4/21) ... Retired both batters he faced to pick up save in 6-4 win over Mississippi State (4/15) ... Two perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts in 8-0 win over The Citadel (4/10) ... One perfect inning of relief to pick up the win in 2-1 victory over Tennessee (4/8) ... 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with just two hits allowed, one walk and three strikeouts in the 7-0 win at College of Charleston (4/4) ... Tied season-high with 3.2 innings pitched, did not allow a run and limited Gators to just two hits while walking one and striking out two in 5-4 loss to Florida (3/24) ... 0.1 scoreless innings in 4-3 loss at Kentucky (3/16) ... Won second game of the season with 1.2 perfect innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 6-4 victory over Appalachian State (3/14) ... 1.1 perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts in 3-1 win over Princeton (3/11) ... 1.2 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 6-1 win over Princeton (3/10) ... Two scoreless innings of relief with only one hit allowed in 6-5 loss at Clemson (3/4) ... 0.1 scoreless innings with no hits allowed in 9-6 win vs. Clemson (3/3) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 3-2 win vs. Clemson in Charleston (3/2) ... First career save as he retired lone batter he faced in 2-1 win over Presbyterian (2/28) ... Tied career-high with seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings of relief in 3-2 win over Elon (2/25) ... Earned a win in his first appearance for Carolina, throwing 2.1 innings of scoreless, one-hit ball and striking out four VMI batters in 2-1 win on Opening Day (2/17).
2011 - 2011 MLB Draft Selection (48th round/Cincinnati Reds) ... Key relief appearance in 2-1 win over Florida in game one of championship series at College World Series (6/27); did not allow a run in 2.1 innings of work ... 0.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts in 8-2 win over Stetson in NCAA Regional (6/5) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 3-2 win at Alabama (5/21) ... Earned third win of the year in 9-5 victory vs. UNC Asheville (5/17) ... One perfect inning with a pair of strikeouts in 6-1 win over Presbyterian (5/10) ... 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts in 10-2 win over Auburn (4/30) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 9-6 win vs. Liberty (4/26) ... 1.1 perfect innings of relief with a strikeout in 5-3 loss at Mississippi State (4/23) ... One perfect inning of relief with three strikeouts in 17-8 win over Rhode Island (3/23) ... Career-high 7.1 innings and tied career-high seven strikeouts while allowing just four hits to pick up the victory in 4-0 win over Southern Illinois (2/26) ... Did not allow an earned run in first start of the year and hurled career-high six innings to pick up the win in 2-1 win over Santa Clara; struck out four (2/19).
2010 - 0.1 scoreless innings in 2-1 win over UCLA in national championship series victory at College World Series (6/29) ... Earned victory with one perfect inning of relief in 3-2 win over Oklahoma at the College World Series (6/24) ... 0.2 scoreless innings in 3-0 loss to Ole Miss at SEC Tournament (5/26) ... Four scoreless innings in start in 10-2 win over Charleston Southern with four strikeouts (5/12) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 9-3 loss at Kentucky (5/9) ... Picked up a win with 1.2 innings of relief with three strikeouts and one walk in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in 11-4 win at Georgia (4/23) ... One perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 10-4 win at The Citadel (4/14) ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after hurling 5.2 scoreless innings with six strikeouts and just one hit allowed in 4-0 win over Tennessee (3/21) ... Quality start in 6-5 win over Brown; allowed two runs on four hits with career-high seven strikeouts and a walk (3/14) ... Hurled 4.1 scoreless innings of relief and allowed just two hits while striking out three batters in 4-2 loss at East Carolina (2/28) ... First career start vs. Duquesne, pitched 4.1 scoreless innings and allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six batters in 5-3 win (2/21).