Proud Papa Confirms Pitcher Dating Penthouse Pet

WITH LEATHER tosses over news that Red Sox hurler Clay Buchholz has apparently been getting hot & heavy with a Penthouse Pet.

Erica Ellyson Clay Buchholz

BARSTOOL SPORTS reports that Erica Ellyson was on the Howard Stern show on Tuesday, and the 2008 Penthouse Pet of the Year had said she was “banging a Red Sox player” (possibly NSFW).

The BOSTON HERALD then tuned in to WZLX on Wednesday, and heard confirmation of the coupling from Clay’s dad.

Skip Buchholz was on the Karlson & McKenzie show, and admitted that his son had spent some quality time with Ellyson:

I know he’s met her, gone out with her, but I don’t know if you consider that dating … but hey, a boy could do worse.

Erica Ellyson

It doesn’t surprise me any. Last year up in Boston he was dating a Victoria’s Secret model, so he’s moving up the ladder …. I mean, he’s got pretty good taste.”

Erica Ellyson

In other words - “THAT’S MY BOY!

But the HARTFORD COURANT notes that Clay could be starting the season not at Fenway but with Triple-A Pawtucket. And Erica might not want the social stigma of dating a minor leaguer.

So she’ll probably just have non-committal sex with him instead.