Tike Redman--baseball opener
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As baseball season opens, it’s fielder’s, er, flier’s choice

Tike Redman--baseball opener
It’s baseball time! In baseball’s opening few weeks, lines are usually short and everyone is a contender. Here are the best fares to some of the game’s finest venues.

The airfares included are restricted round-trip airfares as researched on computer Thursday. Fares change daily, and availability is not assured.

Fares, which may involve a change of planes, are for airlines serving Los Angeles International (LAX), Orange County/John Wayne (SNA), Burbank/Bob Hope (BUR), L.A. Ontario (ONT) and Long Beach (LGB). Domestic fares include sales tax; international airfares do not. There may be additional surcharges on both.

Sources: Sabre reservation system, airlines and Web

Baltimore Orioles left fielder Tike Redman at spring training in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month. (Photo: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Baseball season
To go to Baltimore for a game, fly from . . .

LAX for $382 on AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United.

Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA) for $344 on American, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United, US Airways.

Burbank/Bob Hope Airport (BUR) for $356 on American, Southwest, United, US Airways.

Long Beach (LGB) for $358 on Delta, US Airways.

L.A. Ontario (ONT) for $368 on American, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways.

Fans at a Baltimore Orioles spring training baseball game earlier this month in Florida try to catch a foul ball during the second inning. (Photo: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
SEARS TOWER
To go to Chicago for a game, fly from . . .

LAX for $240 on American, United, US Airways.

Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA) for $248 on American, United.

Burbank/Bob Hope Airport (BUR) for $346 on American, United, US Airways.

Long Beach (LGB) for $258 on JetBlue, US Airways.

L.A. Ontario (ONT) for $234 on Continental, Delta, United, US Airways.

The Sears Tower dominates the skyline of the city along the Chicago River. (Photo: Robert E. Klein / Associated Press)
cemetery
To go to Philadelphia for a game, fly from . . .

LAX for $452 on AirTran, Continental, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways. .

Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA) for $436 on American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, US Airways.

Burbank/Bob Hope Airport (BUR) for $428 on American, Southwest, United, US Airways.

Long Beach (LGB) for $546 on US Airways.

L.A. Ontario (ONT) for $386 on American, Delta, US Airways.

After the game, check out one of the most frequently visited grave sites at the Laurel Hill Cemetery -- one placed there for the production of “Rocky III.” (Photo: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Asian Art
To go to San Francisco for a game, fly from . . .

LAX for $98 on Alaska, American, Frontier, United.

Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA) for $384 on American, United.

Burbank/Bob Hope Airport (BUR) for $344 on United.

Long Beach (LGB) for $456 on Delta, US Airways.

L.A. Ontario (ONT) for $358 on United.

OK, it’s not baseball, but after a game you can visit “Drama and Desire” at the Asian Art Museum through May 4. This piece, depicting scenes from the play “Nishikigi Sakae Komochi” from 1758, is part of the exhibit. (Photo: Boston MFA / Asian Art Museum via Bloomberg News)
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