I somehow missed the news until I saw him make mention of it himself via twitter. Yep, Broke decided to hang 'em up.
I was never Doug Brocail's biggest fan nor did I dislike him as I have many pitchers of Padres past; he always seemed to fly under my radar even during his stints with the Friar. In retrospect, that seems like a point in his favor; he just went out and put in a solid effort without memorable meltdowns ala Linebrink.
I don't know what his post-retirement plans are but I wish him the very best. As someone who's dealt with his and someone else's share of injuries and surgeries and who was, by all accounts, a leader and a great teammate, he certainly deserves it.