Cleveland Indians Promise to ‘Lick Foul Pole’ for One Million Retweets

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The Twitter account for the Cleveland Indians promised to “lick the foul pole,” if they get one million retweets.

In offering the dare, the Tribe’s Twitter account borrowed from a scene straight out of the classic Cleveland movie A Christmas Story. Where Ralphie’s classmate Flick accepts a challenge to stick his tongue on a cold, metal flagpole with predictable results, Fox 8 reported.

While the Indians’ home town isn’t as super chilled as the Chicago Cubs’ (at 5 PM it was minus one in Cleveland while it was minus ten in Cubby land), it is certainly not a safe idea to put one’s tongue on a steel pole in the frigid out-of-doors.

The tweet did not exactly say who the “we” is who might be doing the pole licking, but the Cleveland Cavaliers quickly jumped into the game with a reply saying, “I triple dog dare you.”

The Cleveland Browns also piled on:

Some other Major League teams also tried to horn their way into the game:

Finally, Cleveland’s Department of Water had a tip just in case someone tries the pole lick trick:

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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