And it's hard to notice at first, but we slip back into flashback here, as Jed leans close to Leo on his way out to the press conference and says, "It should be you, Leo. You, not me." Flashback Leo smiles, and Flashback Jed walks out to the press throng.
And back at Camden Yards, Current Jed heads down the corridor toward the field, taking the Secret Service with him. When he's gone, Leo's cell phone rings. He answers, and it's Toby, who tells him that the chairman is on television accepting the invitation to the new negotiations -- along with the PM. An incredulous Leo says that they haven't even invited the PM yet, so what the hell? Toby says that nonetheless, the chairman has officially accepted the invite to Camp David. As Leo closes his phone and stands, stunned, Jed is summoned onto the field by the announcer. He walks out to cheers, as Leo tries to call out to him but can't be heard over the din. We flash back once more to a happier moment, to Jed turning back to Leo on the steps of the governor's mansion, and to Leo giving Jed a fist-on-the-heart salute. But there is no turning back and no salute this time, there is only a tense POTUS running out onto the field. He waves, he smiles. He waves, he smiles. He nods to the crowd. The camera rotates around him. He is on the big screen. He winds up, and he pitches.