Thursday, December 20, 2012

CC Sabathia really wants a 'Doc McStuffins' doll for Xmas

Someone tell Brian Cashman that the return of Mariano Rivera and the acquisition of Kevin Youkilis as Christmas gifts for CC Sabathia just won't do.

Those two things are only stocking stuffers compared to what the New York Yankees big lefty really wants — a 'Doc McStuffins' doll.

Preschoolers seem to be turning the Disney TV show's animated star into this year's Elmo (minus the rap sheet) and the dolls are about as rare as an A-Rod hit in the playoffs.

And if you are a millionaire major league star and still striking out at the toy store,  fans might want to rethink snagging one of the Doc McStuffins "Time for your Checkup" doll or her plush friend Lambie before they promise one to their kid.

"You can't find them anywhere," CC's wife, Amber, told the New York Daily News. "We were at Toys 'R' Us asking them to look in the back."

Facebook and Twitter have been overrun with desperate shoppers trying to locate the coveted toys before their kids wake up Christmas morning with tears in their eyes.  The $34.99 doll is fetching up to $130 on the social websites.

"It is almost impossible to find Doc McStuffins," said Gerrick Johnson, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets. "My guess is that they didn't have a lot of production lined up for the first year run."

CC might better off shopping for a Catcher McStuffins.  He's going to need a new battery-mate and it might be easier to find.

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