Saturday, January 12, 2008

Minnesota Twins Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale

Minnesota Twins spring training single-game tickets, ranging in price from $12 to $22, can be purchased beginning today via the Twins Web site, by calling (800) 33-TWINS or by visiting the Hammond Stadium box office in Fort Myers. Box office hours at Hammond Stadium are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Hammond Stadium box office will have extended hours Saturday as tickets can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on that day.

The complete Twins spring training promotional schedule is as follows:

Feb. 29 vs. Boston, 7:05 p.m., Opening Night
March 3 vs. Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m., Senior Day*
March 6 vs. Baltimore, 1:05 p.m., Bobblehead Day (in-game drawing for 500 dolls)
March 11 vs. Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m., Senior Day*
March 14 vs. Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m., Autographed Merchandise Day (in-game giveaway)
March 16 vs. Toronto, 1:05 p.m., Minnesota Day (pregame tailgating)
March 17 vs. Florida, 1:05 p.m., Senior Day*
March 20 vs. Cincinnati, 7:05 p.m., Fireworks (following the game)
March 26 vs. Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m., Bobblehead Day (in-game drawing for 500 dolls)
March 28 vs. Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m., Senior Day*

Source: news-press

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Friday, January 11, 2008

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Induction Cooktops Are Hot

Sackett said serious cooks also are getting into magnetic induction cooktops ($125 to $500 or more). The portable units are less expensive than buying an entire stovetop with induction burners (about $1,500 to $4,000 or more), she said.

"These things are amazing," she said, pulling out a pan to demonstrate. "It heats the pan, not the surface. You can't start a fire because there's no flame. They're so much safer if you have children around."

She put some water in the skillet and turned on the burner. Within a couple of seconds, tiny bubbles began forming. "You have to use a pan with magnetic qualities," she said, picking up a refrigerator magnet. "If it sticks, you can use magnetic induction. If it falls to the floor, wrong pan."

Most top-end multi-clad and carbon steel cookware, as well as cast iron products, will work on magnetic induction burners.

"Stainless steel — forget it," she said. "It has to have carbon in it."

As for that magnet used to test the pan, "Don't put it on the burner. It'll blow up the 'works.'"

Source: CourierPress