With temperatures throughout the Midwest reaching unbearable lows, the Cleveland Indians are channeling the classic movie, “A Christmas Story.”

With temperatures in Cleveland hovering right around zero and a -28 degree wind chill, the Indians released a tweet saying that if it got 1 million retweets, they’d lick a foul pole at Progressive Field.



Cleveland’s other two teams, the Cavaliers and Browns, both got in on the fun. The Cavs, in particular, got into the spirit of “A Christmas Story.”

The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox were two of the MLB teams to respond to the Indians.



Cleveland Water also chimed in with a tweet that will be helpful if one million retweets are reached.



At the time of this writing, the original tweet had just over 29,000 retweets. So, it seems that the Indians are safe.

And for the sake of whoever would have to honor this bet, we hope it stays that way.

Michael Dixon
Bay Area born and raised, I have extensive experience in both the print and online worlds. There are few things in this world I love doing more than talking sports.