Our own Sox rookie Clay Bucholz is the latest proof that you don’t have to be good looking to get a smokin’ hot babe. You don’t even need to have a contract worth millions of bucks. You just need to have promise — big-league promise.
According to SI.com, Bucholz is dating Penthouse Pet Erica Ellyson (pictured below.) That Clay Bucholz, the one who is still making rookie money and looks like a cross between Don Knotts and Oral Hersheiser. He is the latest in a long-line of handsomely-challenged big-leaguers to be connected with a smokin’ hot woman. (Nomar, Josh Beckett, the list goes on . . .) This is just further proof of my theory that it is better to look like the rear-end of a cat and have a 90+-fastball and a curveball that falls off the table than to look like Brad Pitt and pick up trash for a living. Each time Clay hooks up with his Penthouse Pet, he should immediately write a thank-you note to Jason Varitek for calling the no-hitter game . . . each and every time.
And before I get a slew of e-mails defending Clay as being handsome and saying I’m being unfair and shallow, let me say this: On that first point, the only reason you think Clay is handsome is because you are either a woman or a dude who swings that way (not that there’s anything wrong with that), and therefore are immediately attracted to his big . . . potential. On that second point, I have nothing against ugly people. Some of my best friends are ugly people. ****, look at my own brother.
Bucholz’s new gal-pal: