Major League Baseball may have a big problem on their hands. Umpire Rob Drake recently went to social media to express his frustration of President Donald Trump possibly being impeached. On Tuesday, Drake tweeted he plans to buy an AR-15 rifle, "because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! #MAGA2020," according to a copy of the tweet obtained by ESPN."
The tweet was deleted and Drake deactivated his account. But before it was deactivated, Drake shot off another tweet that said, "You can't do an impeachment inquiry from the basement of Capital Hill without even a vote! What is going on in this country?"
ESPN tried to contract Drake, but he did not return any phone calls or text messages. The MLB is aware of the situation and commissioner Rob Manfred said they are looking into it.
"Rob is a passionate individual and an outstanding umpire. He chose the wrong way to convey his opinion about our great country," the Major League Baseball Umpires Association said. "His posting does not represent the view of the MLBUA or reflect those of the umpires we represent. The MLBUA supports all of the umpires who ensure fair play in the greatest game on earth. We are a group of individuals with diverse opinions and beliefs, united in our desire to continue our excellence officiating MLB games."
Drake, 50, made his MLB debut 20 years ago and has been working full-time in the league since 2010. He has previously worked postseason games in 2010, and 2012-2015, and he was part of the crew he worked the All-Star game in 2013.
Drake is not working the World Series that is currently going on. Speaking of the World Series, the Washington Nationals are two wins away from winning their first-ever championship as they took down the Houston Astros 12-3 in Game Two on Wednesday. The Astros, who won the World Series in 2017, are not giving up hope and they sound ready to steal a few games when they go to Washington for Games Three, Four and Five.
"Lot of baseball left in this series," Bregman said via ESPN. "We're going to go to Washington with our heads held high. Ready to go and get after it. We've lost two games before. I remember when we lost three in New York and next thing you know we're in the World Series in '17. We've been here before."