Summer days at the ballpark have never felt so far away. This week the Midwest as well as the Northeast are getting hit hard by the polar vortex, which has brought frigid temperatures and strong winds down from the North Pole. Some parts of the country are experiencing wind chills as cold as negative-50 degrees. It is brutal.

In the never-ending quest for social media engagement, MLB clubs and reporters stuck in the polar vortex have taken to Twitter to give fans the lay of the land. Check it out:

At the moment the Indians are well short of their one million retweet bet, so it appears the brave public relations employee will avoid licking the foul pole in sub-zero temperatures. Not sure if I'm disappointed or relieved.