All discussions related to the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games at the Philippine Arena in this thread.
Final scores for today, December 8, 2019, at The Villages at Global Clark, Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, Philippines:
The Southeast Asian Games start in roughly a fortnight in the Philippines. Five teams are competing, including one debutante, while it appears that Laos dropped out. Our breakdown here: https://extrainningsbaseball.wordpress.com/2019/11/24/2019sea-schedule/.
Link includes schedule and a brief synopsis of baseball at the event, including all-time records.
Date: December 2-8
Host: Pampanga, Philippines
Participating Nations with World Ranking: Philippines (33), Thailand (45), Indonesia (31), Singapore (68), Cambodia (NR)
Tournament Schedule: https://extrainningsbaseball.wordpress.com/2019/11/24/2019sea-schedule/
Singapore 7-14 Indonesia
Philippines 3-2 Thailand
Singapore 7-12 Thailand
Philippines 12-0 Cambodia (8 innings)
Indonesia 8-1 Cambodia
Philippines 17-0 Singapore (5 innings)
Cambodia 0-14 Thailand (7 innings)
Indonesia 1-14 Philippines
Singapore 9-1 Cambodia
Indonesia 4-6 Thailand
3rd Place Game: Singapore 4-10 Indonesia
Championship Final: Thailand 2-15 Philippines
Singapore vs. Indonesia- https://www.facebook.com/2019seagamesph/videos/vb.1961858230572941/1115932711933440/?type=2&theater
Indonesia vs. Cambodia- https://www.facebook.com/102178257820277/videos/1516305348520354/
I've seen articles such as this: https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/11/24/19/sea-games-phisgoc-apologizes-as-travel-hotel-woes-hound-football-teams
that mention logistical errors such as taking players to the wrong hotel, or accidentally leaving certain teams at the airport for hours on end. I've even seen memes and jokes about the Philippines hosting the SEA games even though some facilities weren't finished??
When I speak to my (Filipino) family about it they claim that it's all "fake news", and that there's explanations for all of these mishaps.
Did these mishaps really happen? Is it the organizers fault? If these didn't happen and this was just bad reporting, why would rumors such as these spread?
Just a reminder about this truly unique sporting event. 56 sports on tap. Live-streams available in YouTube and Facebook. The goal of the games is to increase the standard of SEA sport.
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