Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is expecting baseball players will initially push back at Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s proposal to ban snuff and chewing tobacco in city ballfields, including Fenway Park.

But the 48-year-old ESPN analyst said that he believes players will eventually come around to the idea, just as they had done when smoking was banned in ballparks years ago.

Schilling joined Walsh at a South Boston baseball diamond to talk about the proposal. If approved, it would make Boston the second US city to ban so-called “smokeless tobacco” products. San Francisco became the first earlier this year.