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New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia stars in the latest entry in the consistently funny series of ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercials.
In the ad, Sabathia proudly wears his Yankee uniform and talks with anchor Steve Levy about how the pinstripes make him look slimmer. However, as Scott Van Pelt (wearing a fat suit) proves, horizontal stripes may not have the same effect.
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Fashion 101: Vertical stripes make someone look skinnier. Horizontal stripes make someone look — um, wider.
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New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is the star of the latest "This is SportsCenter" commercial from ESPN. And the video may or may not poke fun at the southpaw's hefty size.In the spot, Sabathia teams up with anchors Steve Levy and Scott Van Pelt in what essentially turns into a fashion lesson on how to look thin. The ad begins with Sabathia and Levy talking about...
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Vertical stripes - pinstripes even - are supposed to have a slimming effect. On the flip side, wearing horizontal stripes or hoops does the opposite, making you look a bit wider than you actually are. These theories have been put to the test, but the best evidence may come courtesy of this new This is SportsCenter ad.
CC Sabathia is having a casual conversation with Steve Levy...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Travis Hafner had a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning to make a winner of CC Sabathia, who settled down after a shaky start and helped the New York Yankees beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night.
Brett Gardner had a game-tying two-run single in the seventh for New York, which broke through after being stymied by Wade Miley for six innings.
The Yankees square off against the Diamondbacks in game two of a three-game set from the Bronx tonight. CC Sabathia will look to stifle the Dbacks lineup, while 2012 Rookie of the Year runner up Wade Miley will get his first career start against the Bronx Bombers. Here are the lineups for both teams:
Arizona Diamondbacks (8-5)
A.J. Pollock LF
Martin Prado 3B
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Game 1: Tonight @ 7:05 PM | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS
RHP Ivan Nova (0-1, 7.71) vs. RHP Brandon McCarthy (0-1, 7.71)
Game 2: Tomorrow @ 7:05 PM | TV: MY9 | Radio: WCBS
LHP CC Sabathia (2-1, 2.25) vs LHP Wade Miley (2-0, 2.13)
Game 3: Thursday @ 7:05 PM | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS
RHP Phil Hughes (0-2, 10.29) vs LHP Patrick Corbin (2-0, 1.50)
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