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Unable to Find His Own All-Star Jersey, Lester Calls Out MLB

The All-Star Game will be held July 17 in Washington D.C.

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    If you were hoping to get a Jon Lester All-Star Game jersey, it appears even Lester himself can’t.

    And he’s got some questions about it.

    Lester tweeted at Major League Baseball one day after he was named to the coveted roster saying he couldn’t find an All-Star jersey with his name on it.

    “Hey there @MLB I’m trying to buy myself an All-Star jersey (I was told I made the team) but I can’t seem to find one with my name on it. You guys mad at me? Did I get cut?” he wrote.

    Fans joined in saying they too could not find a jersey with Lester's name on it. Many also pointed out that fellow Cub and first-time All-Star Willson Contreras was also missing.

    MLB could not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter.

    A search of the Cubs’ All-Star gear did not appear to show jerseys for either player.

    The weekend roster announcement marked an emotional achievement for both Contreras and Lester.

    Lester will be heading for his fifth career appearance. He is one of the top pitchers in the league with an 11-2 record and a 2.25 ERA this season.

    "Thrilled to get the nod for the @AllStarGame," he wrote Monday morning. "To me, there's no greater honor than being recognized by your peers. What makes this one special is getting to share it with Killer and Javy. No doubt they'll be back for years to come! @WContreras40 @javy23baez #EverybodyIn."

    Contreras, who is hitting .287 with seven home runs and 34 RBI, narrowly edged out Giants catcher Buster Posey in fan voting, marking his first selection to the team.

    "Thanks to all the fans for the great support from Venezuela to Chicago from Chicago to Washington D.C.," he wrote on Twitter Sunday.


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