Ya just can’t make threatening remarks, especially on Twitter!
Mr. Umpire has since deleted his tweet.
Major League Baseball is reportedly investigating umpire Rob Drake after he tweeted a threatening message on Tuesday.
Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reported the news, noting Drake posted a tweet (later deleted) that said he was planning on purchasing an assault rifle…..
“…….because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! #MAGA2020”Rob Drake
MLB Umpire (for now)
I hope that Umpire Drake calls balls and strikes better that he can spell!
There is a picture of President Trump in front of an American flag as Drake’s current Twitter banner picture as of Wednesday evening. He also has a number of political retweets on his profile that lash out at the House of Representatives’ current impeachment proceedings against the president.
A spokesperson for the league told Passan there is an investigation underway.
Drake has been a full-time MLB umpire since 2010 and worked the 2013 All-Star Game, as well as playoff games in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.