The first program I ever created for my SP78 Replay season was for ‘Steve Ontiveros Day’ festivities held May 7, 1988 at the apartment my brother Scott and I shared in San Bernardino, a game which my friend Steve P had also attended after making the long drive up from San Diego that afternoon. Ontiveros, a third baseman for the Cubs, was the first player injured during the SP78 season, and was returning from his 30-day stint on the disabled list.
Most of the program content was designed while I worked day shifts at a local video store, which I’d then type up after I’d returned home. The Chicago-based ads found on the inside pages were cut from a 1977 White Sox program, and the hint of another Cubs logo from the inside front cover can faintly be seen below the circular Cubs logo on the front. A rare ‘green cover’ edition of this program was printed, but never released; only one is known to exist.