Covering the Bases with Krista Robertson

Covering the Bases with Krista Robertson

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We’ve all considered blogging, right? And for many, it never lasts. But for some, a blog is a hobby, a creative outlet, a networking tool – a passion.             

University of Kentucky alumna, Krista Robertson, channels her passion for fashion on her blog, Covering the Bases, blending her eye for fashion and love for baseball.               

In May 2013, after a changeup or two, Robertson graduated from The University of Kentucky with a degree in Corporate Communications.  Soon after that, Robertson was whisked off to New York for her job with Major League Baseball and the success of Covering the Bases was soon to follow.           

“I originally started blogging during the summer entering my senior year of college. At the time I was bored and needed a hobby. My friend told me I should start a blog, so I did!”, said Robertson.

Overtime, the blog adopted new titles and underwent layout makeovers, but after moving to New York with an impressive new job Robertson developed Covering the Bases and the name and success stuck around.    

“I wanted to focus more on my life in New York and my job at Major League Baseball, hence the play-on-words-name, Covering the Bases. I wanted it to be a place for girls to come and get their fashion fix while also learning a little bit about baseball,” said Robertson.

The blog is creatively broken down into tabs labeled first, second, third, home and mound. It’s perfectly baseball. First base is dedicated to outfit and fashion posts, second base is where you can find more information about brands Robertson loves, third base will fulfill your travel needs, home plate is all about home and the pitchers mound features videos sure to entertain.

“My favorite thing about blogging is the people I get to meet. Whether that be other bloggers or companies I get to work with, I’ve made amazing connections over the years that only seem to grow stronger. I can’t imagine not knowing some of the people I know now,” said Robertson.

Covering the Bases attracts visitors with charming posts largely driven by visuals.  The blog hosts links to all of Robertson’s social media accounts to allow followers to keep up with Covering the Bases. Robertson said she only posts content that she 100 percent loves, but she does have a few favorite posts.

“I do love my Travel Tuesday series. I enjoy looking back at the trips I’ve been on and reliving them again. Also, for all the UK people out there, I loved my letter to UK after graduation,” said Robertson.   

In the future Robertson intends to diversify the content of Covering the Bases and hopes to continue with her travel content. Don’t be surprised to see more interior design and decor posts, YouTube videos and relatable articles all on Covering the Bases.


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I Blame My Dad For My High Expectations

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I always tell my dad that no matter who I date, he's always my number one guy. Sometimes I say it as more of a routine thing. However, the meaning behind it is all too real. For as long as I can remember my dad has been my one true love, and it's going to be hard to find someone who can top him.

My dad loves me when I am difficult. He knows how to keep the perfect distance on the days when I'm in a mood, how to hold me on the days that are tough, and how to stand by me on the days that are good.

He listens to me rant for hours over people, my days at school, or the episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' I watched that night and never once loses interest.

He picks on me about my hair, outfit, shoes, and everything else after spending hours to get ready only to end by telling me, “You look good." And I know he means it.

He holds the door for me, carries my bags for me, and always buys my food. He goes out of his way to make me smile when he sees that I'm upset. He calls me randomly during the day to see how I'm doing and how my day is going and drops everything to answer the phone when I call.

When it comes to other people, my dad has a heart of gold. He will do anything for anyone, even his worst enemy. He will smile at strangers and compliment people he barely knows. He will strike up a conversation with anyone, even if it means going way out of his way, and he will always put himself last.

My dad also knows when to give tough love. He knows how to make me respect him without having to ask for it or enforce it. He knows how to make me want to be a better person just to make him proud. He has molded me into who I am today without ever pushing me too hard. He knew the exact times I needed to be reminded who I was.

Dad, you have my respect, trust, but most of all my heart. You have impacted my life most of all, and for that, I can never repay you. Without you, I wouldn't know what I to look for when I finally begin to search for who I want to spend the rest of my life with, but it might take some time to find someone who measures up to you.

To my future husband, I'm sorry. You have some huge shoes to fill, and most of all, I hope you can cook.

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ASU Baseball Is Already Knocking It Out Of The Park

All eyes are on the Sun Devils as they enter the national poll this previous week. The Sun Devils are the last unbeaten team left in the NCAA.

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Starting off the season 18-0? Not bad, considering the Sun Devils' haven't gone undefeated at the start of the NCAA baseball season since 2010 when they went 24-0, but honestly where did this come from? In the 2017-18 season, the Devils finished off with 23-32, sitting towards the bottom of the Pac-12. Now they're the top of the conference, past the usual Pac-12 baseball powerhouse, Oregon State.

On a team with only 27 on the roster, which makes it the smallest team in the Pac-12, you wouldn't really expect such an explosive start to the season. Take a look at the improvements made, though, and you'll see why.

For starters, catcher Sam Ferri is back healthy and ready for this season to start with both pitchers Alec Marsh and RJ Dabovich, who've both thrown some great games, but if we're being honest here, have been a little inconsistent with a few errors, but have been backed up by the offense to get the job done.

On offense, Hunter Bishop and Spencer Torkelson are the ones to watch out for. Torkelson was named Pac-12 freshman of the year last year, after setting the Pac-12 freshman record of home runs. Now he's back with some deadly at-bat presence, as you can always expect a few RBIs from him, and also doing a great job at infield (#TorkBomb). Bishop's following suit, with major at-bats against Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Xavier.

Safe to say being ranked #23 right now is huge for a program that struggled majorly in the past seasons and has had some great players transfer out recently. Despite being faced with huge adversity before the season, this lineup is really producing some good stuff this year, and by being undefeated through the first month of play really exemplified that.

Hats off to Head Coach Tracy Smith for helping these young men after having the program suffer for a while.

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