Cubs ace Jon Lester isn’t new to the All-Star game like his fellow Cubs teammates Javier Baez and Willson Contreras. Lester was selected to the All-Star team for the fifth time in his career while Baez and Contreras will both be making their All-Star debuts next Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

You can tell it isn’t Lester’s first rodeo when you compare the reactions of each player after they found out they were selected to represent the National League in this year’s mid-summer classic.

Here are the two first timer’s reactions.

Hugs, high fives, pictures and some goddamn tears. You could almost feel the emotion watching those two celebrate a truly historic feat in their career.

Here’s Lester’s reaction.

A quick thank you and then giving his teammates all the praise like the consummate professional Jon Lester is. When he was asked what it meant to be an All-Star following yesterday’s win against the Reds, he gave maybe the biggest Jon Lester answer ever.

“All-Star games are great. They are definitely kind of a self-gratifying thing. But at the end of the day, I pitch for the Cubs, I’m not pitching for All-Star games.”

However, Lester must have somewhat cared that he’d be pitching in this year’s game because as he was trying to online shop for his 2018 All-Star jersey this afternoon, he couldn’t find it anywhere.

What was the solution?

Jokingly tweeting at the MLB to confirm his All-Star status.

The MLB apparently listened to him because now they have plenty of Jon Lester All-Star jersey’s available on

Get yours here.