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, to his being a member of the pinstripe-wearing Yankees.
Check out Sabathia and Van Pelt’s fashion run-in in an ESPN copy room in the video below.