Yes, that’s right, the Julia Louis-Dreyfus character from that HBO show — or a presidentialized version of her, anyhow — will partner with Teddy against the team of Abe and Taft in a presidential relay race at Nats Park Tuesday night, in advance of Sunday’s 10 p.m. season two premier. She/it will also be in the center-field plaza before the game, and will be involved in several in-game promotions.
The Selina mascot, made by the same folks who manufacture the presidents, has been cruising around D.C.’s sites in recent days, in preparation for this momentous announcement.
The Presidents Race has had non-presidents compete before, most famously the Pittsburgh Pierogis and the Milwaukee Sausages. This, though, will mark the first time a television character will appear in the race.
Update: The all-knowing Let Teddy Win points out below that a (feline) character from The Family Guy has previously appeared in the race.