Found April 15, 2013 on Diehardsport:
It’s hard to top the ‘This is SportsCenter’ that was done by John Clayton, but this one by Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia and ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt and Steve Levy is almost as funny.

C.C. Sabathia displays pinstripes in new ESPN SportsCenter ad (Video)

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...

CC Sabathia Shows Just How Slimming Pinstripes Can Be, While Scott Van Pelt’s Suit Causes Him to Balloon (Video)

Fashion 101: Vertical stripes make someone look skinnier. Horizontal stripes make someone look — um, wider. Scott Van Pelt found that out the hard way in the latest of ESPN’s “This Is SportsCenter” commercials, where the TV man wears a horizontally striped gray suit that has him looking like a sumo wrestler. CC Sabathia, however, looks nice and trim — thanks, of course...

Video: CC Sabathia stars in new 'This is SportsCenter' spot

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...

Thanks to standout southpaw CC Sabathia, the New York Yankees will remain playoff contenders all season

Allowing one earned run over eight brilliant innings, standout southpaw CC Sabathia led New York to a 5-2 victory over Baltimore Orioles on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Recovered from undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur in his left elbow, the 32-year-old Sabathia (2-1, 2.25 ERA) whiffed nine batters despite only touching 90 mph on the radar gun. Following an...

D-backs' task gets no easier against Sabathia

The format for when interleague baseball is played has changed, but the Yankees are hoping CC Sabathia's success in it will not. Sabathia remains one of baseball's winningest interleague pitchers as he gets ready to face the visiting Diamondbacks for the first time in nearly 11 years Wednesday night. Sabathia (2-1, 2.25 ERA) is tied for fourth all-time with 22 interleague...

Scott Van Pelt dons fat suit in new SportsCenter commercial (VIDEO)

YouTube ESPN recently debuted a new “This is SportsCenter” in which SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt made 290-pound Yankees ace  C.C. Sabathia look slim.  SVP threw on a suit, loads of blubber and horizontal stripes whereas Sabathia wore his pajama-like Yankee pinstripes. Here’s the prep work that SVP had to put in to push the scale past Sabathia…

Should Joe let a 38-year-old pitcher throw nine innings... in April?

This is scary. Almost exactly three years ago, CC Sabathia took a no-hitter against the Rays into the eighth, when Kelly Stoppach singled.  Joe Girardi quickly waddled from the latrine, gave CC the hook (we were leading 8-0) and later proclaimed CC would never have thrown a no-no, because Joe was going to take him out in the ninth. That day, CC threw 111 pitches.Frankly, I wondered...

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

While it is nowhere on par with John Clayton’s phenomenal “This is SportsCenter” ad from  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 extolling the slimming benefits of the Yankees uniform’s...

New ‘This Is Sports Center’ Commercial Makes You Think Twice About What You Wear

This is absolutely accurate because C.C. Sabathia actually weighs 4.2 tons. Hides the rolls well under those pinstrip… [[ Read More ]]

Scott Van Pelt put on a few pounds in new This is SportsCenter ad

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...

Pitching Matchups: Yankees vs DBacks

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) If you'd like...

MLB Game Picks - Wednesday: April 17, 2013

Yesterday featured some brilliant picks. The Twins over the Angels? I had it. The Padres over the Dodgers? Yep. Got that one. Unfortunately, there were some really stupid picks that canceled out the smart ones. Picks like the Indians over the Red Sox. Did I really pick Ubaldo Jimenez. Oh Ubaldo. Ubaldo. What the heck was I thinking? And I picked the Cubs over the Rangers!? There...

mid-April view of the New York Yankees

AL BEast Notebook – April 15 For all the doom and gloom of the preseason and then Opening Week, things have turned pretty well for New York lately. The Yankees have won five of their last six to sit at 6-5, much of the pitching is going well and the offense is finding pleasant surprises. There was cause for concern when CC Sabathia looked lifeless on Opening Day and then Hiroki...
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