It's open Mike night when Tyson talks

In baring soul for interview, teary Tyson demonstrates why he's still must-see TV

Updated: May 5, 2010, 12:48 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

About two months ago, when the New York Yankees were in Tampa for spring training, Alex Rodriguez asked me, out of the blue, what it had been like to cover Mike Tyson in the 1980s.

"It was like covering you," I told him. "Only bigger."

Except to answer questions in a scrum, Rodriguez hasn't spoken to me since. Not a hello, how-ya-doin', not even a nod of recognition. Maybe he thought I meant it as an insult. Or maybe he saw it for what it was: the truth. Either way, ...

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