[Ed. – The article doesn’t make any value judgments, which is all to the good, butwhat is ABC’s intent in running it? What message do they want their readers to come away with.]
Rob Drake said in a statement to ESPN on Thursday he especially wanted to apologize “to every person who has been affected by gun violence in our country… I never intended to diminish the threat of violence from assault weapons, or violence of any kind.”
Drake tweeted Tuesday he “will be buying an AR-15 tomorrow, because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL (sic) WAR!!! #MAGA2020.”
In his apology, he said he was “going to learn from this.”
The tweet and the ump’s Twitter account have since been deleted.
The MLB said they were looking into the incident, while the umpire’s association appeared to stand by Drake.