In a surprise move this morning, Joe Girardi called off drills and had a team activity instead.

Out of the pages of Tom Coughlin’s playbook, Girardi brought the entire team to a pool hall in the Tampa area. PeteAbe has great photos provided by the Yankees (media were not allowed to be at the pool hall), and some choice quotes from players.

Johnny Damon appreciated the effort and the bonding.

Mark Teixeira called this the best spring training he’s been part of.

Click here to see the photos from PeteAbe’s blog.

Also, Mariano Rivera rules at 8-ball. He won both games.