Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 4/16/13
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 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 looks 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. TweetThe post SportsCenter spot with CC Sabathia lauds benefits of vertical pinstripes (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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