Davey Johnson is having problems with his Ouija board.
The Washington Nationals manager was in rare form Thursday before an 11 a.m. Fourth of July start against the Milwaukee Brewers, apparently having decided that humor was the best way to deal with the team's hitting woes.
He explained his decision to move Ian Desmond to the No. 2 spot in the batting order by saying: ''I don't know. Because I'm supposed to do something. I had an epiphany last night about 9:30 and I called Desi, and I said, `Desi, I'm changing something.'''
Johnson switched Desmond with Jayson Werth, who was moved down to sixth.
''I didn't even explain it to Werth,'' Johnson said. ''He'll figure it out - that I'm an idiot.''
Johnson then started quoting old cliches from Frank Howard, including ''Turn on the fan'' and ''Keep swinging.''
''I am going crazy,'' Johnson concluded.
Asked about the makeup of the lineup overall, Johnson said: ''I don't have the answers. I mean, I still love this ballclub. I still li...