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Mike Ditka, Johnny Bench shoot commercial for Blue-Emu ointment in Harford County

Mike Ditka, Johnny Bench shoot commercial for Blue-Emu ointment in Harford County

Mike Ditka, the NFL Hall of Fame player and Super Bowl winning celebrity coach, and Hall of Fame baseball player Johnny Bench visited Harford County this week to shoot a commercial for Blue-Emu ointment.

The production was coordinated by Baltimore-based Storyfarm, and scenes were shot Monday and Tuesday at The Arena Club’s Arena Sports Factory – the club’s indoor sports training facility – and at the neighboring baseball field at Harford Community College, according to Keith Rawlings, owner of The Arena Club.

“They’re both really personable guys,” Rawlings said of Bench and Ditka.

The former pro athletes shot scenes with local high school and college athletes,...