Jennifer Regester knew she was coming no matter what.
Shortly after the Orioles clinched a spot in the American League Division Series, she bought plane tickets to Baltimore for her and her 18-year-old daughter, Taylor Twofeathers — from their home in Bozeman, Mont.
Regester made the $1,700 splurge without any guarantee she'd be able to purchase playoff seats from her favorite baseball club.
"Is that totally crazy?" the Baltimore County native asked.
Maybe, but Regester was hardly alone in the rush to snap up tickets for the impending ALDS, which begins Thursday at Camden Yards. She actually ended up one of the lucky ones — fewer than half who...