Umpire slot position

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    Greg
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    Asking all umpires… Setting up in the slot position is of course the best place to view and call balls and strikes but as a newer umpire I’m curious where the best position is to get set when the catcher also sets up on the inside portion of the plate (righty or lefty batter)? The “slot” at that point seems to disappear and my view is obstructed. When this happens what is the best location to setup to get a clear view of the plate? My instinct tells me to setup on the outside corner so I can see the entire plate but nothing I read has confirmed this.

    Thanks in advance.

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