MLB to look into umpire tweet referencing gun, civil war, Trump

Rob-Drake

Home plate umpire Rob Drake ejects Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) during the seventh inning of the Nationals' baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Phoenix. (Rick Scuteri / AP)

HOUSTON — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball will look into a politicized tweet by umpire Rob Drake that referenced a rifle and criticism of President Donald Trump.

Drake posted this message to Twitter on Tuesday: "I will be buying an AR-15 tomorrow, because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! MAGA2020"

The tweet has since been deleted.

Manfred spoke at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday night before Game 2 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.

Drake, 50, has worked spring training or regular-season major league games since 1999 and joined the big league staff in 2010. Drake was not assigned to work the post-season this year.

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