Using the surroundings can often help and sometimes hinder your imagery.
A busy background can lead to confusing images while a clean background can really help make the frame.
The frame above was a matter of good timing and a little luck. Frantically changing my shutter speed to match the boards frame rate all while O'Day walked closer and closer to the last O'Day on the out of town scoreboard.
Luckily for me I was able to get one frame that worked.
Until next time, take care.