The Yankees lost out on free agent target Raul Ibanez this weekend while Nick Swisher also signed elsewhere, though the team apparently had zero interest in re-signing him. He hit .268/.367/.483 (128 wRC+) with 105 homers during his four years in New York ($31.6M salary total), and WPA says this walk-off homer against the Orioles was his biggest hit with New York (+0.71). Subjectively, I most remember the first game of the second half in 2010, the first game following the deaths of George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard. Swisher hit the game tying homer in the eighth and then the walk-off single in the ninth.
Anyway, here’s your Christmas Eve Eve open thread. The 49ers and Seahawks are your late NFL game, plus the Knicks are playing. Talk about either game or anything else here. Go nuts.