Acronym for the B
ssociation of A
merica. A group of sportswriters who are responsible for determining who is to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall Of Fame
They're probably the most qualified to dole out those awards, but that doesn't mean they're not biased. In Hall-Of-Fame balloting, they tend to vote for players who were nice to the media while they were playing, which is one reason why Jim Rice will be waiting for a while. They're also not allowed to vote for people like Shoeless Joe Jackson and Pete Rose, so don't blame them because they're not in the Hall.