Erica Ellyson, the 2008 Penthouse Magazine Pet of the Year, is dating Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.
Buchholz's father mentioned that his son was seeing the 23-year old centerfold on WZLX in Boston. “It doesn’t surprise me any,” said Clay’s dad Skip. “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,” continued the elder Buchholz.
Ellyson also mentioned it on the Howard Stern radio show early this week. She said she was sleeping with someone on the Red Sox team, but did not mention Buchholz by name.
During a visit to the Stern show earlier this week, Ellyson stripped down with fellow Penthouse Pet Bree Olson and made out on the Stern sofa. The highlights of Stern's show are on MarksFriggin.com.
Ellyson is originally from Pascagoula, MS, but she now resides in San Diego, California, where she is working toward a Bachelor's degree in Architecture at the Newschool of Architecture and Design.
Last season, Buchholz, 23, became the first rookie to throw a no-hitter in Red Sox history.