Twins and Brewers players embrace each other after the Twins won the Crips softball championship game in Torrance, Calif, on October 28, 2017. The Brewers represent the 40’s neighborhood and the Twins represent the 30’s neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The two neighborhoods were at war for a decade in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
LOS ANGELES – No one remembers exactly why the Ten Year War started.
Was it a fight at a Tupac Shakur concert? A dispute over a woman? After the first killing in the late 1990s, the cycle of revenge began.
In 2006, there was a truce. Now, on a cool Saturday in October, the two Crips gangs, once mortal enemies, were again battling for supremacy – not on the streets of Los Angeles, but in a softball league like no other.
The league’s eight teams wear uniforms that are predominantly Crips blue – never …