Gold Gloves losing their luster

Yesterday in a chat, I was asked, essentially, these questions: "Rob, do you really believe you're more qualified to vote for the Gold Gloves than the managers and the coaches who have spent most of their lives intimately involved with the game? Why would you be better?"

My actual answer: "Because I would care enough to take advantage of the great deal of information that's available to anybody who cares."

That answer might have been overly flippant, but chats are designed for flippancy, so I never apologize for being overly flippant. Before I try to explain that answer, this might be a good place for a bit of history.