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, 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.

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