Archive for the 'Indonesia' Category

East Asia - Day 4

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Sri Lanka upset Hong Kong 7-1 to give them their second loss. It evened the record for Sri Lanka at 2-2. Indonesia beat Thailand 9-2 to give them second place with a 3-1 record. Thailand dropped to 1-3. Philippines remained undefeated at 4-0 defeating the winless Singapore 4-0.

Indonesia plays the Philippines tomorrow for the honor of first place. These two teams may play again for the championship if Indonesia wins since the schedule shows the first place team plays the second place team for the championship. However, if the Philippines defeats Indonesia and Hong Kong and Sri Lanka win, there would be a three way tie for second and the second place team would be decided by tie breaker..

East Asia - Day Three

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Philippines remained the only undefeated team in the East Asia series after their 2-1 win over Sri Lanka. Hong Kong sent the hosts Indonesia to their first defeat with an 8-7 win. Thailand won their first game of the tournament with a 12-2 win over Singapore, who remained winless. Thailand then lost to Sri Lanka 9-3 in a makeup of a rain delay. For Sri Lanka it was their first win.

Standings after Day three

Philippines (3-0), Hong Kong (2-1), Indonesia (2-1), Thailand (1-2), Sri Lanka (1-2) and Singapore (0-3)

East Asia Cup - Days One and Two

Monday, May 4th, 2015

The Philippines look like the team to beat in the East Asia Cup with a day one 4-2 win over Hong Kong and a 10-1 win over Thailand. The Philippines had to rally for three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Hong Kong. Hong Kong came back on day two to defeat Singapore 9-4.

The host Indonesia club took it to Singapore 19-4. The game was ended after the sixth inning because of the 15 run slaughter rule that is in effect for international baseball. Indonesia then won their second game on day two 8-3 to make their fans happy.

Rain forced the postponement of the third game between Sri Lanka and Thailand. You can follow the results on their facebook page at the link below:

East Asia Cup

Asian Cup in Jakarta Indonesia

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The 11th Asian Cup Eastern Division championships will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from May 3 to May 8. The teams participating are Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The winner gets to be beat up by Taiwan, Korea and Japan in the Asia Baseball Championships to be played in 2016. The last time a country other than the three mentioned above finished in the top two was in 1954, during the first year of the Asia Baseball Championships when the Philippines were the winners.

The Raid 2 Hitting Prospect

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Myworld was at the movies to watch the martial arts blood and guts Indonesian movie Raid 2.  The basic premise of the movie tells the tale of an Indonesian police officer who must go undercover to infiltrate a crime syndicate.  To do that he must spend a couple months, which turn out to be two years in prison to befriend the son of the boss of a crime syndicate, who is also serving time in prison.  One of the heads of a rival crime syndicate is responsible for killing the brother of this undercover cop.

One of the characters in the movie is a girl whose weapon of destruction are two hammers.  By the time she is through slicing up her foes her white dress is painted red.  Another character drags a baseball bat along the ground with a couple baseballs in the pockets of his hoodie.  He swings the bat pretty well in the martial arts fight scenes.  When the combatants are too far for him to strike with a bat, he takes a baseball from his hoodie pocket, throws it in the air to strike it with the bat, sending the ball towards the head of his target.  It usually results in a knock out.  If not and he asks for his ball back it is not a good idea not to return it, though I would suspect the consequences would be the same.

The movie is filmed in Indonesia where baseball is not that popular a sport, yet someone got pretty good with the bat.  Many a scout stumbling upon a rumble in Indonesia would have been intrigued by how quickly this character got the bat through the zone.  Lots of interesting scenery, but a little too violent for the weak of heart.

The way the movie ended a Raid 3 movies is on the horizon.

Asian Baseball Newsletter

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) came out with their first newsletter.  It is a PDF file but it is loaded with pictures and articles on Asian Baseball.  They have the results of the East Asian Games, the 18 and 12 and under tournaments, the progression of baseball in Hong Kong and a list of all the Asian baseball organizations, including any applicable websites.  Unfortunately, those websites are not in English, but with a good translator you can get a good sense of what the message is.

The newsletter is in English and Mandarin.  You can access it here:

Philippines Wins the SEA Games Gold

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

The Philippines won the Southeast Asian games baseball gold medal with a 2-0 victory over host Indonesia.  The Philippines had defeated Indonesia earlier in pool play 4-0.

Darwin dela Calzada shut down the Indonesian bats, while the Indonesian gloves, or lack thereof allowed the Philippine team to score their first run.  A dropped fly in the sixth inning gave the Philippines the opportunity to score first to take a 1-0 lead and gave Calzada all the runs he needed.  Jonash Ponce drove in the second run in the eighth with a line drive single to give the Philippines a cushion to work with.  They were able to reclaim the title they lost to Thailand in 2007.

The gold medal win was in no thanks to the Philippines Sports Commission, who preferred to fund individual athletes rather than spend more for teams that could only bring in one medal.  The team had to travel to Indonesia under the sponsorship of business man Marty Eizmendi.

The Philippines had won the gold medal in 2005, but Thailand took the medal in 2007.  Baseball was not played when the Southeast Asian games were played in Laos in 2009.

Thailand took the bronze medal with a 12-4 win over Viet Nam.