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SportsCenter spot with CC Sabathia lauds benefits of vertical pinstripes (video)

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While it is nowhere on par with John Clayton’s phenomenal “This is SportsCenter” ad fromĀ  last September, ESPN’s latest entry into the always-amusing ads promoting its flagship show is nevertheless a delightful little commercial.

Starring New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, the commercial features the husky hurler — who once credited losing weight in the offseason to not eating Cap’n Crunch — extolling the slimming benefits of the Yankees uniform’s legendary pinstripes while having a conversation with Steve Levy.

Meanwhile, what happens when a person makes the mistake of wearing horizontal pinstripes is demonstrated by the slim Scott Van Pelt, who looks downright chunky in a new suit featuring that particular design flaw.

Via ESPN’s YouTube page:

It’s a funny commercial, I think, because CC Sabathia still routinely looks quite chubby despite the slimming qualities of Yankees pinstripes. Wait. Is that the point of the commercial? Or was it simply a reason to put Scott Van Pelt in a fat suit? Hard to say.