Sep 21, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has a discussion with injured quarterback Braxton Miller (5) before the game against the Florida A&M Rattlers at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Factory lines: Braxton Miller Out, Ohio State's Offense, League Park Re-Opens and Team USA's Anthony Davis

The bad news finally became official, as Ohio State confirmed that Braxton Miller will miss the upcoming season because of an injury to his throwing shoulder.

This news puts a gray cloud over Buckeye National, it’s a least good to know Miller is in good hands because his shoulder will be operated on by the famed Dr. James Andrews.

Fox Sports Ohio writer Marcus Hartman authored a story on how Urban Meyer’s offense is supposed to function without a Heisman Hopeful.

“While fans have grown accustomed to Miller’s highlight-reel plays, Meyer’s offense is built to utilize a variety of players, stretching the defense from sideline to sideline while threatening it up the middle with the run. He wants it to be Woody Hayes’ three yards and a cloud of dust without defenses being able to gang up on any one spot, super-charged for the new millennium with playmakers on the outside who can go the distance at any time.”

The offense will likely be turned over to redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, who was the first quarterback to commit to the Ohio State after Meyer was hired as coach.

• The Twins put a five spot on the board in the first inning off Trevor Bauer, but the Indians came back to win 7-5. Bauer even settled down, retiring 14 batters at one point.

The Tribe trails the Royals by 6 1/2 in the Central, but is just 4 1/2 games out of the final Wild Card spot.

• The Indians home during the Tribe’s 1920 World Championship season has been renovated and revamped and is set to reopen this Saturday, according to the City of Cleveland.

Babe Ruth clubbed his 500th Home Run on the grounds, where little history remains.  An old ticket house and an original brick wall running along East 66th are the only ties to the park’s historical past.

This April feature from Cleveland Scene sheds light on the park, it’s neighborhood home and its potential for the future.

• Hard to believe, but budding NBA superstar center Anthony Davis almost signed to play his college ball for Cleveland State. This is old news, but it’s been brought back to light because of a recent tweet from Sheridan Hoops.

As this post from Kentucky Sports Radio shows, Davis was a scrawny 6-3 guard from Chicago. It wasn’t until he went through his legendary growth spurt that Kentucky came calling.

Davis is expected to be a stud for the United States when the FIBA World Cup commences.

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