#CapturedInQueens - GeeQue                                 


"Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon."

While my love of Queens comes from the fact that this town is the only home I know, my loyalty to this place started with rooting for the New York Mets, (the only professional sports franchise in Queens), as kid.

But while I consider myself a true diehard, nobody is more loyal to the New York Mets, than Jason “Gee Que” Gomez. 

As of July 18, 2018, Gee has attended 35 games. 35 games in 3 1/2 months for a team in last place. Each year he usually attends 60-65 games, regardless if the Mets win or lose. It really doesn't get more diehard than GeeQue.

A tried and true Uptown Manhattan kid, Jason doesn't correlate his loyalty to the New York Mets with Queens either. He just loves the Mets.

Gee's obsession with the orange and blue started when he was first exposed to baseball at 5 years old by his mother when she first enrolled him in little league. He also remembers right around the same time his mother would also take him to Shea Stadium, where he was captivated early on by likable superstars, Mookie Wilson, Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.

Fast forward 30 years later, and Gee is still here, still rooting, even harder than he ever has, true as a dial to the sun. 

Check out our #CapturedInQueens feature on @queenscapes for more cool facts on GeeQue.

Words and Photos by Adolfo Steve Vazquez