Not by their vote and listening to Verducci and Russo speak. I think they honestly believe they're the caretakers of the game, not the public. The public 99.9% of time is correct when deciding what's best for game. Also, the guy who listens everyday on radio or watches on tv is no less informed than the writer about baseball. I value that persons opinion about the game moreso than the number cruncher pure metric guy.
Again that's my approach may not be right but it may be.
ETA: this argument alone makes baseball what it is. 5 guys can see same play describe it accurately 5 ways and all be right and wrong about the play.
This post was edited on 1/10 at 11:11 pm