This afternoon, Capitals’ GM George McPhee confirmed rumors that Jose Theodore’s two-month-old son has passed away, but would not disclose details in order to respect the family’s privacy. According to a close family friend, the child suffered from respiratory issues and had been sick since birth. I, like many Capitals fans dogged Theodore last season despite his efforts in leading us to a second consecutive Southeast division title. However, I did have the opportunity to meet Jose in February, and found him to be one of the most personable and genuine professional athlete’s I’ve ever met. I remember a little girl that was literally crying with excitement to meet him that day, and he patiently pulled her aside, took several pictures with her and her family, along with signing her jersey, hat and pictures. I sincerely hope that the Theodore family can recover from such a devastating loss, but we all know that no one should ever have to bury their own child. Jose, I will keep you in my prayers, and I hope all you readers do the same.